August 11, 2005
Pay talks for plastics workers
Pay talks start today for 1300 plastics workers at more than 50 companies.
The Plastics Industry Collective Agreement was the first multi-employer collective agreement negotiated under the Employment Relations Act, and is one of the largest such agreements in the private sector.
Claims by the workers, who are members of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union, include a 7.9 per cent pay rise. The agreement was last negotiated in 2003.
The talks are set down for two days, and will be held in Auckland.