Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Canterbury Spinners to trim workforce at Dannevirke plant
Canterbury Spinners to trim workforce at Dannevirke plant
19
Jul '13
The Dannevirke community has been hit hard with the news of redundancies at one of the town’s major employers.

Canterbury Spinners Limited (CSL) told staff at its Dannevirke plant this morning that they are proposing 50 or more redundancies.

The company’s proposal is now out for consultation.  If it goes ahead the job losses would take place by the end of September, and the company is proposing remaining staff move onto a shift pattern with reduced hours.

The move represents further rationalisation in the textiles sector and was deeply distressing for CSL’s skilled workforce, FIRST Union Textiles Secretary Paul Watson said.

“A priority for FIRST Union will be minimising the impact on staff, and outstanding issues for further discussion include voluntary redundancies, relocation opportunities and ensuring workers’ income is protected as new shifts are introduced.”

“As we have done at several textile plants in recent years, we will also look for support to establish a redundancy support coordinator to work alongside staff made redundant to help with training and finding other jobs.”

FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid said that in parts of the manufacturing industry, especially outside the primary sector, significant challenges remained.

“Many manufacturing workers are still facing very uncertain times.”

“While the government shows little interest in supporting manufacturers, it is heartening to know Opposition parties are making a good attempt to come up with policy solutions for manufacturing, as we saw in the recent Manufacturing Inquiry,” Robert Reid said.

Today’s announcement follows last year’s closure of Norman Ellison Carpet’s spinning plant in Onehunga with around 85 job losses, and 190 redundancies at Summit Wool Spinners in Oamaru earlier this year.  CSL purchased the Oamaru site and reemployed 60 workers.

First Union


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Kai Pilger from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Apr 2018

FOBAP in the Philippines trying for garments sector revival

The Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (FOBAP), a body...

German investors keen to invest in Pakistan: top official

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2018

German investors keen to invest in Pakistan: top official

A German traders delegation will soon visit Pakistan to explore...

Courtesy: Uster

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2018

Uster Technologies acquires Elbit Vision Systems

Uster Technologies has announced the successful closure of the...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search