Union members locked out in New Zealand
More than 1000 Talley's Affco meat workers locked out in New Zealand
A dispute with Talley's, a major meat works company in New Zealand, has become extremely serious and protracted. The company had already locked out around 1000 Talley’s Affco meat workers for more that 35 days, with an additional 400 – 500 workers being locked out over Easter in retaliation for limited strike action since the lockout commenced.
There are planned ongoing actions across New Zealand to support the workers that have been locked out and their families, after the company blatantly targeted union members and disregarded court findings.
Additional actions including industrial matters,
legal options, international support, media, community support,
collections, customer awareness, and
much more are being planned.
The New Zealand Meat Workers Union has sent thanks to all of the unions that have already donated to the CTU Disputes Fund in support of these workers. Also the NZ Meat Workers’ Union is collecting very significant donations from other non-Affco sites and various branches. Some of the locked out workers qualify for benefits. But the scale of the financial support required is huge.
Or to sign the petition and send your support go to the HELP TALLEYS AFFCO WORKERS website here.