Affco 'unlawfully' locked out meatworkers, didn't act in good faith, Employment Court rules

Jonathan Underhill
Tue, 17 Nov 2015

By Jonathan Underhill Nov. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Affco New Zealand, the Talleys Group-controlled meat processor, unlawfully locked out meatworkers when collective bargaining talks were still underway, the Employment Court has ruled.  A minute from Chief Judge Graeme Colgan, following a telephone directions conference, says a full judgment is likely to be released today. The note says the full court found for the plaintiffs, "that is that the defendant locked out the second plaintiffs unlawfully and that it breached s 32 of the Act by act...

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