Mytleford Carter Holt Harvey timber mill workers start industrial action

LOCK DOWN: Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union assistant district secretary Andrew Vendramini said 207 workers would be affected by the action.
LOCK DOWN: Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union assistant district secretary Andrew Vendramini said 207 workers would be affected by the action.

MYRTLEFORD Carter Holt Harvey timber mill workers planned to stop work at 2am on Wednesday and risk a company lockout after industrial talks stalled.

Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) assistant district secretary Andrew Vendramini said about 207 workers – including casual staff – would be affected by the action.

“Once the workers go out there’ll be a full lockout,” he said.

Mr Vendramini said the industrial action would continue indefinitely.

He said workers wanted a 3 per cent pay rise annually, one week’s annual leave in the Christmas period and better access to income protection insurance.

Carter Holt Harvey runs a 24-7 roster over five shifts.

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