24 Aug 2022

Union warns NZ could be caught short on toilet paper

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 24 August 2022

The pulp and paper workers union says we could soon be in the grips of a toilet paper shortage - if a Kawerau production company continues to lock out its workers.

One hundred and forty-five production staff have been locked out of Essity mill, which produces Purex, Sorbent, Libra and Handee, since the beginning of the month.

The workers are pushing for an inflation adjustment in their collective agreement, but so far negotiations have failed.

Pulp and Paper Union Kawerau union secretary Tane Phillip has been working with the staff. He spoke to Corin Dann.