Fridge factory job losses confirmed
Fisher & Paykel Appliances has confirmed it has made 28 workers redundant at its refrigerator factory in East Tamaki, Auckland.
A financial statement filed this week by Haier New Zealand Investment Holdings, which owns 80 per cent of F&P Appliances, said production would be scaled back at East Tamaki because of reduced demand for smaller fridges that were made there.
"As a result, 28 positions are to be made redundant," the company said.
F&P Appliances spokesman Matt Orr said that after talks with staff and unions, the employees had taken voluntary redundancy.
While all F&P Appliances manufacturing locations were subject to "ongoing review", he said, there were "no plans for large-scale cutbacks at the plant beyond business as usual" this year.