Affco loses bid to overturn ruling on unlawful lockouts

Paul McBeth
Wed, 05 Oct 2016

By Paul McBeth Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Affco New Zealand lost its bid to throw out a ruling that it unlawfully locked out meat workers when collective bargaining was taking place.  In the Court of Appeal in Wellington, Justices Ellen France, Rhys Harrison and Kit Toogood today turned down the meat processor's application to overturn an Employment Court ruling, saying it was "obvious that Affco's objective was to undermine or compromise the parallel process of negotiating a collective agreement which was underway with the union" in what am...

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