The legal fight goes on - but just one brick in our wall

AFFCO Talleys have been granted leave to appeal against the Full Bench decision of the Employment Court last year.  Its means the legal run around continues, but none of this was unexpected.

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Ethical Trading - it can't be ignored by NZ companies

There are many international companies who have signed the Ethical Trading Initiative along with unions and NGOs. From the distance of our small country it could seem irrelevant, but there are companies with products supplied by NZ companies who believe that shouldn't include breaches of worker and human rights. 

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Contract cleaners in meat works have rights.

A decision from the Employment Relations Authority shows it pays to be vigilant about contracting out of cleaners in the Meat Industry. While many cleaners are directly employed, some meat employers have contracted out their work and in doing so, ignored their rights. 

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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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