14 Apr 2012

Locked-out union members supported

12:15 pm on 14 April 2012

Almost 500 people protested in Whanganui on Saturday in support of Meatworkers Union members who are locked-out by AFFCO at eight plants.

Other union members are on strike in opposition to the lock-out.

The protesters marched through the central city to Majestic Square.

Union members are also camping outside shops around the country that sell meat from AFFCO, asking customers for donations.

A march was held in Moerewa in Northland on Friday and union members will protest outside AFFCO's plant at Ngaruawahia in Waikato on Sunday.

Mediation will resume on Thursday.