Contract extensions for staff at Pike River Recovery Agency

Staff working at the Pike River Recovery Agency are to have their contracts extended from June to December.

The drift re-entry is set to officially begin on May 3, and a range of dignitaries, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and deputy Winston Peters, are expected on site that day.

Pike agency chief executive Dave Gawn said most of the staff individual employment agreements were due to end on June 19.

”They are proposed to be extended to 31 December, 2019. The agency is now preparing the necessary paperwork.”

It had taken longer than originally forecast to get to the point of actual re-entry, so it needed to extend staff contracts to undertake the work.


By: Laura Mills, Greymouth Star
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