100 union members targeted in AFFCO Talleys lay-off

Media Release : 100 union members and delegates targeted in AFFCO Talley’s Rangiuru layoff. 

Two union delegates reinstated on an interim basis just over a week ago by the Employment Relations Authority are among more than 100 union members who have been laid off at the Rangiuru AFFCO Talleys Works in a plan that appears to be designed by the Talley’s Group to defy court rulings says the NZ Meat Workers Union.

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Every day, every week - as long as it takes

The last couple of weeks have seen some victories for Talleys meat workers.  The Courts are coming down hard on this company, with judgements against them and fines piling up.  But Talley workers know theres a long way to go.  And they're not giving up anytime soon. 

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Talley’s ordered to pay massive $144,000 penalties to MWU

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The Talley’s owned South Pacific Meats has been ordered to pay $144,000 in penalties to the NZ Meat Workers Union for repeated breaches of union access rights. 

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Locked out Wairoa Talley workers finally get justice

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This week's Employment Court decision should see AFFCO Talley’s Wairoa locked out workers back at work in the next two weeks, says the NZ Meat Workers Union.

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Enter the millions of members in Global Unions

Global Unions, like the International Union of Food (IUF) represent millions of workers throughout the world. They have influence in food companies and act as a watchdog on local companies where they are not meeting international standards.  The IUF today launched this campaign where you can tell Talley's what you think. 

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Working Holiday Visas - how safe are they for meat workers?

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The NZ Meat Workers Union is questioning the safety of Holiday Visa workers temporarily employed in the meat industry after an accident involving a young German holiday worker at the Rangiuru AFFCO Talley plant on Friday, 

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Half truths, mistruths and outright lies

That's what a Talleys manager called the Jobs that Count social media last week in his excuse for banning tshirts. Sure Talley hate criticism, but you have to wonder why they think there is so much bad press about them compared to other meat companies. Read here and take the tshirt quiz.

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JobsthatCount revolutionaries

Just five days into the New Year, AFFCO Talleys suspended another worker without pay at their plant in Rangiuru. After refusing to meet on the plant because union staffers were wearing union branded t shirts, the meeting was moved to the first known  suspension in a carpark. 

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Jobs that Count - one year on

Just over a year ago, the NZ Meat Workers Union launched a new campaign for Job Security in the Meat Industry called Jobs that Count. This was a positive campaign where NZMWU union members sought to add their voice to how our number two export industry could succeed. 

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Why are the Talleys afraid of a t-shirt?

According to AFFCO Talley's managers at Rangiuru and Horotiu plants, wearing a green t shirt with Jobs that Count on the front and Workmates, Whanau, Community on the back to and from work is intimidating.  Tell us what you think.  



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