Saturday, 13 February 2016, 3:12am

Employment: Locked Out Wairoa Talley Workers Win Case

Yesterday’s Employment Court decision should see AFFCO Talley’s Wairoa locked out workers back at work in the next two weeks, says the NZ Meat Workers Union.

“After five months of lock out and significant suffering for whanau and the small community of Wairoa, the Employment Court yesterday issued a judgement requiring the company to respect rights around seniority and re-engage these workers on the shift they would have been employed on had it not been for the Company’s misconduct” says Darien Fenton, Meat Workers Union Organising Director.

“The Court also ruled that the company is breaching section 97 of the Employment Relations Act by employing replacement workers during a lockout." More>>

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