We are in uncertain times in our industry at present and we know how stressful that is for our contractors, employees and families. We don’t really know how the situation in China will develop but we are putting contingency plans in place to support our forestry whanau. Some companies and contractors are endeavouring to work through it and assess it day by day, but for those who are immediately impacted the resource is to give you access to information on support services if you need them.
Communication is essential at the present time to provide people with information to help make decisions.
Companies talk to your contractors
Contractors talk to your companies and your employees
We know that you have obligations to your employees as well as financial ones to banks, lenders, IRD – talk to them early and give them a heads up, they can then tell you what support and assistance they can provide.
If you think you might have problems meeting your monthly bill payments contact your companies they can put in place measures to assist you; they will be there to help you.
MSD Emergency Benefits
EWC has circulated the MSD spreadsheet to collate applicant information via principal companies. This is to facilitate the processing of individual applications when/if they are required.
MSD is able to provide a level of financial support for those that are experiencing a loss of income. EWC has circulated a spreadsheet which asks for information that will allow MSD to prepare future applications in a timely manner. Please note that this information will be treated as private and confidential and will only be used for the purpose of supporting individuals or families to access income support if they need to.
Please note if you do not wish to share your information in this form do not hesitate to phone or email Lynne Campbell.
For anyone in business or employers please contact Trust Tairāwhiti Business Growth Advisor Wendy Gatleywendy.email@example.com | M: 021 312 463 or 06 867 2640
MSD also has resources for business owners managing redundancies.
IRD Tax Payments
If you have any concerns on making tax payments and/or filing returns by their due date, or you or your employees have concerns on their Working for Families entitlements or Child Support obligations with their change in income being received, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for business owners – 06 986 2043 or email@example.com for employee’s questions – 06 986 2006
If you are struggling to make your next rates payment contact:
Ange 0800 653 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastland Wood Council are looking to hold an info drop-in session next week – to be advised.
About Eastland Wood Council
The Eastland Wood Council provides a collective voice for the forestry industry in the Eastland region which encompasses the Gisborne and Wairoa District Council areas and stretches from the Mohaka River in the South to East Cape in the North.