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.
1. AFFCO Talley have applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the recent Appeal Court decision that confirmed workers were unlawfully locked out.
2. They have also applied to the Employment Court for a recall of the judgement by Judge Corkill of September 8th that ruled that lost wages, not compensation applied to the Wairoa workers who were locked out.
3. AFFCO Talley had already applied to the Court of Appeal for a judicial review of the Full Bench Employment Court decision made last year.
MWU will continue to try to get a fair collective agreement and abide by our solemn assurance to Judge Colgan that we will be entering mediation for a collective agreement in good faith.
AFFCO Talley's application to the Employment Court for interlocutory action to prevent social media and a particular union official representing members has been declined on the basis there is no jurisdiction.
AFFCO Talley also applied for a judicial review of the decision made by the Appeal Court. This has been declined by the court in a judgement dated 14th December 2016 and costs awarded to the MWU.