At least 80 workers to leave NZ Steel by June

Staff reporters
Mon, 22 Feb 2021

New Zealand Steel will shed at least 80 workers by the end of June in a strategy to quit loss-making products.The firm, which in September warned as many as 200 jobs could go, has already stopped making pipe and halted exports of hot-rolled coil. After April, to allow a smooth transition for customers, it will also stop making cold-rolled annealed products.Parent company BlueScope said consultation on the job losses has been completed and some workers will be kept on until demand declines. At least 80 to 100 people will have left the business b...

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