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Sanford Workers In Bluff Back At Work

Sanford workers in Bluff returned to work today ending their eleven-week strike.

The workers secured a pay rise that will increase to 13% within eight months of settlement and they will also receive guaranteed overtime.

“The workers have stuck to their principles, shown courage that we haven’t seen for years and have been an inspiration to other workers fighting for fairness and recognition”, said Ms Darien Fenton, National Secretary of the union representing the workers, the Service & Food Workers Union.

“Let this be a lesson for greedy bosses running companies making huge profits that they don’t want to share with their workers.”

“New Zealand can’t build a successful economy while these companies don’t recognise their workers as stakeholders”, said Ms Fenton.

“Sanford, like many other New Zealand companies, has adopted ‘triple bottom line’ reporting but gives no recognition to the contributions of their workers to the success and development of the company.”

“It’s hypocritical for a company such as Sanford to align itself with sustainable development while behaving in this manner”, said Ms Fenton.

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