Victory for Talley’s AFFCO workers

Published: Wed 18 Nov 2015 08:43 AM
Victory for Talley’s AFFCO workers
The Meat Workers Union (MWU) is celebrating a victory for Talley’s AFFCO workers in the Employment Court today.
The Court unanimously decided that the lockout of workers across the North Island earlier this year was illegal, and Talley’s AFFCO had breached Section 32 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 by not acting in good faith while negotiations were going on.
MWU National Secretary Graham Cook said the decision was fantastic for Talley’s AFFCO workers and their families.
“With everything the company has put these communities through, they really deserve this brilliant outcome,” Mr Cooke said.
“Talley’s have tried just about everything to stop these workers from being able to bargain for a fair deal. They’ve forced some workers onto individual agreements, they’ve tried to undermine the union behind closed doors.
“But today Talley’s have lost. We’ll be looking closely at the decision tomorrow, and the union will be going for full remedies, including compensation.
“A group of MWU members were at parliament today, talking to politicians about their struggle. When they heard the news, they started dancing with joy.
“That feeling will be shared right across the country. This is a victory for all Talley’s workers.”

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