AFFCO and NZ Meat Workers Union settle new agreement

AFFCO and the New Zealand Meat Workers Union have ratified a new collective agreement for a two-year term.

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Time for a better deal for Taylor Preston workers

MWU members at Taylor Preston Ltd (TPL) in Ngaraunga Gorge have been in bargaining for a new collective agreement since last April. So who is TPL?  And more importantly who are their workers? 

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What's ahead in 2017 for Meat Workers?

The biggest multi plant collective agreement in the meat industry has been settled between MWU & Alliance. MWU & Silver Fern Farms head to negotiations this year.  AFFCO Talleys workers continue their long road in getting a fair agreement.  But the biggest challenge in 2017 is changing the government. 

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Happy Holidays

Its been an up and down year for Meat Workers Union members.  But after we've rested over the holiday period, we will be back. Stronger than ever! 


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The latest Court actions from AFFCO Talley's (updated)

AFFCO Talley has issued two more proceedings today in the Employment Court and the Supreme Court to try to overturn decisions made in the favour of workers. None of this was unexpected, but they are disappointing all the same. 

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Back to mediated collective negotiations with AFFCO Talleys

The NZ Meat Workers Union and AFFCO Talleys have been ordered back to mediation by the Employment Court to try to agree on and settle a collective agreement for union members.  NZ Meat Workers Union members are ready to play their part. 

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Helen Kelly - never forgotten

The thing about Helen is that everyone loved her : all of us who knew her, worked with her, came into contact with her, fought alongside her, felt that we were special. Knowing Helen was like that and now we share our grief at her loss. 

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Another win for Meat Workers Union members at AFFCO Talley's

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Affco New Zealand Ltd against a decision of the Employment Court.  The Employment Court had held that Affco had unlawfully locked out members of the Meat Workers Union.  The Court of Appeal upheld that conclusion.

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Don't forget to vote Jobs that Count

Ballot papers are out in Local Government elections and it's time to make a decision, if you haven't already. Jobs that Count has endorsed a number of candidates who have signed our pledge to stand up for you and your community. You can find them here


Jobs that Count a voice in Local Government elections

This year, Jobs that Count is standing up for you in to the Local Government elections. Jobs that Count candidates are standing in the North Island, including two Meat Workers Union members.  Other candidates are signing up to our Jobs that Count pledge and the support is coming in thick and fast. 

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