Unionists are confident there will not be any job losses at the troubled Tasmanian forest company, Forest Enterprises Australia.
The Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union met the company’s receivers today to discuss the fate of 120 workers at the Bell Bay sawmill.
The sawmill and other parts of FEA were placed in receivership yesterday.
FEA’s plantations are under the control of administrators.
The Union’s Acting Secretary Martin Clifford says it is business as usual at the sawmill and workers should retain their jobs even if it is sold.
“We understand from what we’ve been told that it is a profitable business but we’ll be sitting down with the receivers in the coming weeks to go through some further paper work and map out a future strategy for the sawmill,” he said.