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.  

From the heart of a worker

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. 

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Read the AFFCO decision

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.  


A huge victory

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.

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Thank you Labour friends

Meat Workers Union members working for AFFCO Talley’s in their eight North Island plants welcome the support shown at the NZ Labour Party conference over the weekend. 

In an unusual move, a resolution moved by the NZ Labour Party President and seconded by the NZ Labour Union affiliates was passed unanimously.    

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