Elections that matter coming up

Local Body elections are coming up fast and they matter to MWU members. So many decisions made by Local Council affect their day to day lives, including those that impact on their jobs and plant. Nominations for candidates close on 12th August and the electoral roll closes the same day.  MWU members voices need to be heard.

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Another big month for Meat Workers

Every month's a biggie if you work in a Talley's-owned meat works. But the 21at July Appeal Court hearing is huge. AFFCO Talley will try to overturn the Full Bench decision of November 2015 that saw hundreds of meat workers back at work on their old union agreements.

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100 years of Labour - still fighting

This week, New Zealand’s oldest existing political party, the NZ Labour Party celebrates its 100th birthday. There’s a lot to celebrate, including the many Labour heroes, men and women and the great advances for working people. This history includes meat workers who were active in making real change.
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We welcome your support

Meat Workers value your support. They their whanau and communities are in a life and death struggle we haven't seen in decades. But if you have other agendas, don't come here. 

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If Talley's are the good guys, why doesn’t Johnny have his job back?

In the midst of all the legal action last year between the NZMWU and AFFCO/Talleys, while some workers went back to work, some workers got shut out of going back to work. 

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A big shout out to MWU shed leaders and delegates

Successful NZ Meat Industry companies recognise that Meat Workers Union members elected as officials and delegates on their sites add value to their business. Like it or not, there is high density of union membership in the NZ Meat Industry and this needs to be respected.  

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Talley’s fined after punishing workers for distributing union leaflet


Talley’s owned South Pacific Meats (SPM) has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority to pay a worker more than $35,000 after she was subjected to unjustified action and unjustified dismissal for distributing a Meat Workers Union newsletter at the company’s Awarua plant.

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Everyone else can't be wrong

As Talley's steps up its attack on the Meat Workers Union for speaking out on social and other media, the word is spreading across NZ and borders.  Talley's say everyone else's view is unreasonable, misleading, a breach of good faith and that any criticism should be muzzled.  Others see it differently.  

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Social media is a breach of good faith - says Talley's.

Is social media commentary on twitter, Facebook, websites and other internet forums a breach of good faith?  Talley's think it is with their latest application in the Employment Authority for an "interim compliance order" requiring the Meat Workers Union to effectively shut down all of its social and internet media, including this site.  

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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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