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Old Talley’s needs to learn new tricks

Paul McBeth
Fri, 09 Jul 2021

Could striking workers outside Affco plants be a thing of the past? (Image: Getty)
Paul McBeth
Fri, 09 Jul 2021
WorkSafe is picking a big fight.After some staggering footage last week on TVNZ’s 1 News of filthy kit and safety concerns at the Talley’s Ashburton factory, the government’s health and safety watchdog jumped on the bandwagon with a late Friday announcement that it wants to look under the hood of the Nelson food empire’s operations.Brandishing a handy factsheet with which to whack the company over the head, it pointed at two past prosecutions and one current action, 144 formal notifications and 43 other enforcements take...

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