Australian Forests and Timber
NORSKE Skog, the owner of the Tasman newsprint mill in Kawerau, has begun talks with staff over the mill’s future, following a lengthy review. Unionists have been expressing concern for some months about the mill’s viability, given the declining world demand for newsprint.
A spokesman for Norske Skog, David Quin, said the mill had about 160 staff, and they were briefed on Wednesday about the outcome of a strategic review that was initiated last September.
He said the company did not want to say what the review’s conclusion was until the consultation process was complete, but stressed that “no decisions have been made.”