Media Release :
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.Read more
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.Read more
Media Release :
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,Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Its been two weeks since the court delivered its historic decision finding that AFFCO Talleys had unlawfully locked out workers to gain their oppressive individual agreements, and they had breached good faith by undermining the Meat Workers Union and the collective bargaining. It's still tough going for Talleys workers. This from a Wairoa worker tells the story.Read more
The AFFCO Talleys decision has a far reaching impact ; not only for AFFCO and other meat workers, but other seasonal workers.
You can read the full decision here :
And watch out for updates as the Meat Workers Union seeks to have the judgement of the full court implemented as quickly as possible.
Yesterday, Wairoa workers went to Parliament to tell the stories of how the actions of their local Freezing Works owned by AFFCO Talley is affecting them, their whanau and community. In the midst of this, news came through that the Meat Workers Union had won the action against Talleys for unlawful lockout and unfair bargaining.Read more