Economy

60 jobs at risk as BlueScope mulls pipe unit closure

Gavin Evans
Fri, 01 May 2020

Gavin Evans
Fri, 01 May 2020
BlueScope Steel has told workers it may shut part of its Glenbrook mill, with the loss of up to 60 jobs. Workers at the pipes and hollows plant, which makes galvanised pipe and hollow steel sections for construction, were told of the plan yesterday. A five-week consultation process was underway and the company hoped to redeploy affected workers to other parts of the NZ Steel business, E tu union negotiation specialist Joe Gallagher said. Hiring had been on hold so there were some vacancies within the business, he said. “I don’t thin...

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