ELECTROLUX workers are being encouraged to seek financial advice now about their future options and not wait until their jobs are terminated.
Orange Credit Union corporate services manager Gavin Cook said staff at the financial institution, which was established by Email workers, would do everything they could to provide financial advice for workers, even though Electrolux employees now only make up a small percentage of its customer base.
“We now have 16,000 members so our base is quite diverse and although we don’t have all the employees as our clients, we do have a percentage and we are willing to help,” Mr Cook said.
“It is important that people start to make a plan now, including those people who have worked at the plant for 40 years and may get a significant redundancy.
“For us it is business as usual, but of course our heritage is as the Email Credit Union.”
Mr Cook said it was impossible to comment on how the loss of jobs at the Orange plant in 2015 and 2016 would impact on individual clients.
“That is a complex and individual issue with so many different factors taken into consideration,” he said.
“But overall our aim, goal and objective is to get people to contact us now, so planning can start.”