Affco, Meat Workers Union in Supreme Court over bargaining breakdown

Sophie Boot
Tue, 20 Jun 2017

By Sophie Boot June 20 (BusinessDesk) - Affco and the Meat Workers Union took their battle over unlawful lockouts during negotiations to the Supreme Court today, the latest stage in the long-running dispute. The case is the first judicial test of amendments to the Employment Relations Act introduced in March 2015, which allowed firms to opt out of multi-employer agreements and removed the duty under good faith bargaining for both sides to reach an agreement. Affco was the first company to apply for an end to bargaining under the legisl...

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