Affco tried to gag union badmouthing Talleys as condition of meat contract talks

Jonathan Underhill
Fri, 23 Sep 2016

By Jonathan Underhill Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Affco Holdings, the meat company owned by Talley's Group, demanded that the Meatworkers Union cease badmouthing members of the Talley family as a precondition of resuming contract negotiations at its Land Meats subsidiary, an Employment Relations Authority ruling says. The determination, dated Sept. 22, says Land Meat (LMNZ) breached its duty of good faith to the union and imposed a fine of $15,000 and ordered the company to use its best endeavours to begin the process of bargaining in an ef...

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