12 Apr 2009

Oamaru textile company moves towards nine day fortnight

5:26 pm on 12 April 2009

Two trade unions are negotiating a nine-day fortnight with an employer wage top-up for a struggling Oamaru-based textile company.

The scheme could save up to 57 jobs if the application by the EPMU, the National Distribution Union, and the country's largest wool spinning company, Summit, is successful.

EPMU lead organiser John Gardner says the wage top-up is a critical part of the deal for workers who have had to reduce their hours.