Timber workers face uncertainty

A WORRYING TIME: Timber workers’ union official Brad Coates stands outside Carter Holt Harvey’s particleboard mill in Mount Gambier.

A PROMINENT regional forestry workers’ union says the possible closure of a Carter Holt Harvey structural timber mill in regional Victoria has sent shock waves across its workforce in the South East.

The timber giant has announced it would shut the Morwell softwood mill within three months, throwing 160 regional employees out of work.

The news of the looming mill closure also follows 160 workers at the company’s Myrtleford operations being locked


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