27.05.09 Gunns say they won't sue..
The Tasmanian timber company, Gunns, says it will not take legal action against protesters who chained themselves to equipment at the company's east coast woodchip mill.
Two forest activists have been charged with trespass after a raid on Gunns' mill at Triabunna yesterday.
Gunns' Sustainability Manager Calton Frame says the mill was forced to shut down for five hours, which meant timber contractors missed out on a day's pay.
"I understand that the police have charged the offenders yesterday with trespass which is a police matter. Gunns isn't looking at following any avenues there," said Mr Frame.
"What I'm doing is asking these groups to consider their actions before they go down the path of trespassing and stopping people from earning a living."
Mr Frame has implored the protesters to change their methods.
"We had contractors who were banked up at our weigh bridge who couldn't get into the site," he said.
"So clearly contractors are paid on what they deliver and they can't afford to miss a day's pay and we'd ask these groups to consider the impact on working families and contractors before taking these types of activities."