Written By: - Date published: 9:27 am, December 8th, 2018 - 26 comments
Meat company AFFCO has lost yet another court case over their unlawful lockout of workers in 2015. Will the penny ever drop for the Talley family?
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 pm, April 28th, 2016 - 68 comments
The truly awful Talley’s group have just taken NZ employment relations back a century or two by trying to get the Employment Court to gag the Meat Workers Union. Talley’s regard freedom of speech as a breach of good faith. They also want the union’s Darien Fenton barred from doing her job. Is it too soon to take Sir Peter Talley’s knighthood away from him?
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, December 24th, 2015 - 189 comments
AFFCO clearly lacks any sense of a christmas spirit when dealing with its workers.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 6th, 2015 - 41 comments
Next Monday 1,000 workers at Talley’s owned AFFCO will take strike action.
Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, May 22nd, 2012 - 38 comments
News in that Talley’s/AFFCO and the Meatworkers reached an agreement at 5am this morning. The workers will keep their wage and job security provisions and still be covered by a collective. The workers have displayed incredible strength with support from up and down the country. Next time, bosses will think twice before attacking their workers.
Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, May 17th, 2012 - 41 comments
Today there was the characteristic signature of a Talley’s Group company spin that I’ve observed over the last five years on this site with their worker relationships. They lie, prevaricate, and fracture the truth. They appear to be completely untrustworthy and incapable of good faith bargaining. In my view they are the absolute arseholes of NZ managers and companies.
Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, May 4th, 2012 - 36 comments
It is a fundamental injustice of our society that one family, which already has more than it can ever need, can hold 1,300 families, who have very little, to ransom just to make a little more cash. But the union makes us working people strong. By standing together, the workers are beating Talley’s in the AFFCO lockout. Talley’s cracked. Wants half them back. The workers have said ‘all of us or none of us’.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, April 4th, 2012 - 81 comments
Talley’s has sunk to a new low in the AFFCO lockout. Not content with trying to starve out 1,000 workers and force them to accept 20% pay cuts, Talley’s-owned AFFCO meatworks are planning to lockout hundreds more workers on the Easter statutory holidays – just to save on paying its workers holiday leave. It’s a despicable, and hopefully illegal, move.