ANZ workers in Whangarei could see their incomes drop by 20 to 40 percent if the bank’s proposal to reduce the number of full-time positions goes ahead says FIRST Union national organiser Tali Williams.
“Last week ANZ proposed a reduction in the number of full time positions at the Whangarei and Bank Street branches”.
“If the proposal goes ahead workers will see their hours cut and many will be forced to look for work elsewhere” says Tali Williams.
In response to media inquiries FIRST Union can confirm that members at Bestwood, a division of Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts, have been advised of a proposal by Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) to sell the division to New Zealand Panel Group.
The sale could see the closure of the Wiri and Rangiora production facilities with a loss of approximately 40 jobs. The proposal would see only the Kopu site retain production with around 10 workers remaining.