Still no clarification on mill jobs in Wangaratta
WANGARATTA Woollen Mills, and associated trading entity Australian Country Spinners, is expected to transfer operations to Bendigo Woollen Mills next week.
While the Wangaratta Chronicle has been unable to obtain further comment from BWM throughout this month, the company - when it announced its purchase of ACS and the Wangaratta mill in mid-August - said Monday, October 2 was the date for changeover.
The 81 Wangaratta ACS employees were told at that stage that the company had been purchased, along with the Patons, Cleckheaton, Panda and Shepherd brands.
All positions were to be made redundant from October 2, with “a small number” of employees to be offered positions under the new arrangement.
These plans were to be determined in the following weeks, but no further clarification has been made public by Australian Country Spinners or Bendigo Woollen Mills.
Textile Clothing and Footwear Union organiser Jenny Kruschel said she would be on-site at the Wangaratta mill today to find out more about the path ahead for local workers.