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Meat workers square off with Talley's Affco in Employment Court

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 05 Oct 2015

By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Wairoa meat workers who’ve refused to sign individual contracts with Talleys Group-controlled meat processor Affco New Zealand packed the public gallery of the Employment Court today in a hearing on a long-running stoush between the company and the Meat Workers Union. About 26 workers, wearing green union t-shirts emblazoned with “Jobs that Count”, attended the hearing where the union is claiming Affco has bullied workers into signing individual contracts in defiance of their rights to a collecti...

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