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Meat Workers Union questions safety of Holiday Visa workers

Monday, 18 January 2016, 12:52 pm | Meat Workers Union

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. More >>

Bang on Xmas – Talley’s sacks workers

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 1:54 pm | Meat Workers Union

Coming on top of a year of turbulence in AFFCO Talleys meat plants, two union delegates have been sacked right on Xmas because they went into work early to talk to union members, says the NZ Meat Workers Union. More >>

AFFCO Talley workforce angered as first pay falls short

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 4:19 pm | Meat Workers Union

The first pay-day under the Court ordered return to work on previous union terms and conditions has left workers at the AFFCO Talley plants furious at the mistakes, pay cuts and omissions, says the NZ Meat Workers Union. More >>

Union seeks unprecedented intervention in dispute

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 2:58 pm | Meat Workers Union

The NZ Meat Workers Union is seeking unprecedented judicial intervention in the ongoing dispute and unlawful lockout of AFFCO Talley workers, citing serious and sustained actions that have made it impossible for workers to achieve a fair outcome in collective ... More >>

Victory for Talley’s AFFCO workers

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 8:43 am | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union (MWU) is celebrating a victory for Talley’s AFFCO workers in the Employment Court today. More >>

Meat Workers thank Labour Party for support

Monday, 9 November 2015, 3:26 pm | Meat Workers Union

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, says Graham Cooke, National Secretary, NZMWU. More >>

Silver Fern Farms sell off doesn’t let govt off hook

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 4:27 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says that the sell-off of half of New Zealand’s largest meat company to foreign interests is a result of a failure of government leadership on other options. More >>

AFFCO Talley’s workers in Wairoa say enough

Monday, 7 September 2015, 9:50 am | Meat Workers Union

Around 250 members of the NZ Meat Workers Union in Wairoa are saying no to the unlawful lockout tactics of their employer, AFFCO Talley’s, by refusing to accept punitive individual agreements as a precondition to returning to work after the seasonal lay-off. More >>

AFFCO Talleys strike called off

Monday, 10 August 2015, 8:37 am | Meat Workers Union

The strike planned at AFFCO Talley’s sheds and the rally at Parliament on Tuesday has been called off. More >>

Talley’s AFFCO workers to strike

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 1:30 pm | Meat Workers Union

1000 members of the New Zealand Meat Workers Union at eight AFFCO plants in the North Island have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action next week. More >>

AFFCO Talley workers – unlawful lockout take 2

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 11:46 am | Meat Workers Union

Three years after the Talley’s owned AFFCO Meat works locked out workers for 89 days at all of its North Island plants, meat workers at their site in Rangiuru are preparing to argue in court that the company is trying to lock them out again. More >>

Shocking tactics by bully employer

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 9:26 am | Meat Workers Union

Campbell Live’s exposure of the bully tactics of a New Zealand employer, Talley’s owned AFFCO comes as no surprise says Graham Cooke, National Secretary of the Meat Workers Union. “Roberta Ratu (Bertie), a Meat Workers Union member has bravely ... More >>

Workers need a voice in Meat Industry challenge

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 8:59 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union supports positive initiatives that aim to make the Red Meat sector stronger and grow to its full potential, and with it jobs, pay and conditions, says Graham Cooke, Meat Workers Union National Secretary. More >>

AFFCO-Talley’s workers fear the worst from new laws

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 4:39 pm | Meat Workers Union

More than 1000 Meat Workers Union members employed by AFFCO-Talley’s at eight plants throughout the North Island are bracing themselves as new employment laws come into effect on Friday. More >>

Time for Jobs that Count in the Meat Industry

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 9:11 am | Meat Workers Union

The NZ Meat Workers Union will launch a new national campaign to highlight job insecurity in the Meat Industry this afternoon in Palmerston North. More >>

Worker immunity critical to safety in Meat Industry

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:37 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union has today urged the Select Committee hearing submissions on the Health & Safety Reform bill to strengthen provisions that protect the rights of workers to be involved and speak out, saying that it’s becoming increasingly ... More >>

Apprehension for meat workers as employment law bill passes

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 9:31 am | Meat Workers Union

The passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill today will send a wave of apprehension through the workers in the NZ meat industry says the Meat Workers Union. More >>

Insecure work in Meat Industry a Labour Day issue

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 7:09 pm | Meat Workers Union

The celebration of the achievement of an eight hour day this Labour Day won’t mean much to the thousands of New Zealand meat workers, says Graham Cooke, National Secretary of the Meat Workers Union. “Thousands of meat workers throughout New Zealand provide ... More >>

Meat Workers Getting Cut Out Of Pay Rise

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:51 pm | Meat Workers Union

Silver Fern Farms are offering workers a 0% pay rise in the first year and only a 2% pay rise in the second year. This despite the industry seeing a 22 month high for beef and lamb and paying their own Directors, Chairman and Chief Executive double ... More >>

Locked out meat workers march in Te Puke

Saturday, 19 May 2012, 10:20 am | Meat Workers Union

Locked out meat workers and their families from Talley’s Affco Rangiuru will march through Te Puke today, from 9am from the corner of Jellicoe and Jocelyn Street, opposite the National Bank. More >>

   

 

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