Affco workers vote to strike as meat company first to apply under new bargaining laws

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

By Fiona Rotherham Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - About one thousand meatworkers at eight Affco plants in the North Island have voted to strike for two days next week as the Talley's-owned company became the first under the government’s new employment law to apply for an end to bargaining. The government’s amendments to the Employment Relations Act, introduced in March this year, let firms opt out of multi-employer agreements and removed the duty under good faith bargaining for both sides to reach agreement. Affco general manager Rowan Hogg said...
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