Affco denies fixed-term contract meat workers are locked out

Fiona Rotherham
Tue, 06 Oct 2015

By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Talleys Group-controlled meat processor Affco New Zealand has told the Employment Court case law to backs up its stance that seasonal meat workers are not employed continuously and instead sign fixed-term contracts, so cannot be said to have been locked out if they don't sign fresh contracts at the start of a new season. The country’s fourth largest meat processor is presenting its statement of defence in a row with New Zealand Meat and Related Trades Union over new individual contracts that work...

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