OFO secures jobs for ForestrySA workers in the South East

14 Aug 15


Forestry workers in South Austalia’s South East have demonstrated their belief in OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) by signing on to transfer employment from ForestrySA to OFO.

All eligible ForestrySA workers in the South East who were made employment offers have now signed on with OFO.

OFO made employment offers to ForestrySA staff in the South East who are predominantly involved in providing plantation management services to OFO. Staff will transfer across on their existing employment terms and conditions, including leave entitlements.

Employment offers were made to 59 workers in the South East. A total of 56 employees have accepted the offer; two have decided to retire from work; and one contract worker will remain in their role until their contract expires in the next few months.

“I am delighted that everyone has signed the employment offer and decided to join the OFO team. The outcome is beyond all expectations,” said OFO Chief Executive Linda Sewell.

“OneFortyOne values its role in the South East community. We look forward to providing ongoing career opportunities for our South East workforce. We have a strong commitment to our employees and the people living in the Green Triangle region.“

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.