16 Nov 2008

Dairy workers' strike threat on hold

9:45 pm on 16 November 2008

The threat of more than 4,000 dairy workers going on strike over pay is on hold.

The Dairy Workers Union and Fonterra have reached a proposed settlement in their dispute.

The union, which represents factory workers and drivers, was seeking an 8% pay rise, while Fonterra was offering 5%.

The deal will now be put to a vote by union members over the next three weeks.