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Meat Workers Support Increased Statutory Sick Leave

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 1:59 pm | Meat Workers Union

The NZ Meat Workers Union, on behalf of their 25000 members, strongly supports the call from the NZ Council of Trade Unions to increase sick leave, and the presentation of the 10,000 strong petition to government today. “The need for sick leave has ... More >>

Meat Workers “horrified” By National Party Lunchbreak Policy

Friday, 28 August 2020, 12:19 pm | Meat Workers Union

New Zealand meat workers are horrified by the National Party’s meanspirited and backwards proposal to remove breaks, including lunch breaks. “Working people have fought long and hard for fair breaks and welcomed the return to scheduled breaks ... More >>

Industry needs to move beyond quick labour shortage fixes

Monday, 9 September 2019, 2:11 pm | Meat Workers Union

The NZ Meat Workers Union (NZMWU) is calling time on the increasing number of applications for overseas workers – known as an Approval In Principle - from the meat industry. More >>

Triangular Bill passed a step towards fairness

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 3:05 pm | Meat Workers Union

The NZ Meat Workers Union welcomes the passing of the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Bill last night in Parliament. “This change acknowledges that employment is increasingly outside standard employment relationships and need more protection” ... More >>

Declined court appeal another win for meat workers

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 2:12 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union (MWU) has welcomed the judgement of the Court of Appeal today declining an appeal from Meat Industry employers against an Employment Court decision that ruled that "donning & doffing" is “work”, under s 6 of the ... More >>

Disappointment as Labour Hire Bill reported back

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 1:34 pm | Meat Workers Union

The original author of the Employment Relations Triangular Amendment Bill says she is disappointed in the watered-down version of the Bill that is due for second reading today. More >>

Meat Workers welcome Fair Pay Agreement report

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 1:29 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union is welcoming the release of the Fair Pay Agreement report and is urging the government to progress its recommendations quickly. More >>

Court rules that "donning & doffing" is paid work

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 3:26 pm | Meat Workers Union

In a landmark decision for the Meat Industry, the Employment Court has determined that the requirement to put on and remove specialised clothing and equipment at the beginning and end of each shift and at rest and meals breaks (donning and doffing) ... More >>

Court of Appeal confirms AFFCO workers must be paid

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 2:50 pm | Meat Workers Union

Three years after the Employment Court ruled that AFFCO workers were unlawfully locked out, the Appeal Court has delivered a decision confirming that workers at the Wairoa plant who were without pay for up to five months should be paid lost wages under ... More >>

Talley’s Lose Union Access case

Monday, 10 July 2017, 12:10 pm | Meat Workers Union

A company that is part of the Talley’s group has been fined $28,000 for assaulting and unlawfully preventing a Meat Workers Union organiser from recruiting union members. More >>

Fairton meat workers devastated about proposed plant closure

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:40 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says that members working at Fairton Meat Works are devastated about today’s announcement proposing to close the plant. More >>

MWU mourns the loss of Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:05 pm | Meat Workers Union

The passing of Helen Kelly is deeply mourned by Meat Workers Union members across New Zealand. “Helen worked tirelessly for our members,” says MWU National Secretary Graham Cooke. “She lent so much hope and inspiration to us and to the union movement, ... More >>

Working people win another AFFCO legal action

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 1:28 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by AFFCO New Zealand Ltd against an Employment Court decision that AFFCO had unlawfully locked out members of the Meat Workers Union. More >>

More bad faith from a Talley’s owned meat company

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:06 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Employment Relations Authority has found the Talley’s owned meat company NZ Land Meats (NZLM) breached good faith by trying to silence workers and their union. More >>

AFFCO Talleys at it again with t shirt threats

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:52 am | Meat Workers Union

AFFCO Talleys bosses visited the picket line at AFFCO Feilding today to tell the workers that they can’t wear their Jobs that Count t shirt because they advertise the union’s Jobs that Count website. More >>

Talley’s fined after punishing workers for distributing info

Friday, 13 May 2016, 9:15 am | Meat Workers Union

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 ... More >>

Alarm over AFFCO/Talley’s bid to muzzle social media posts

Friday, 29 April 2016, 1:17 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says AFFCO/Talley’s is trying to muzzle free speech and the right of workers to speak out, after the company filed legal action to control what the union can post online about the company. More >>

AFFCO Talley sentencing: does the punishment fit the crime?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 5:31 pm | Meat Workers Union

The conviction and $30,000 fine today in the Tauranga District Court for the horrific injury of a worker caught by a meat hook and left angling for nearly an hour at AFFCO Talley’s Rangiuru plant in 2014 is not a sufficient deterrent, says the Meat Workers ... More >>

100 union members and delegates targeted in layoff

Monday, 7 March 2016, 3:23 pm | Meat Workers Union

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 AFFCO Talley’s Meat Works in Rangiuru in a plan that appears to be designed ... More >>

Talley’s ordered to pay $144,000 penalties to Union

Friday, 19 February 2016, 2:52 pm | Meat Workers Union

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 says the NZ Meat Workers Union. More >>





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