9 Aug 2015

Planned meatworkers strike called off

6:16 pm on 9 August 2015

The union representing meatworkers has called off a planned strike at AFFCO sheds tomorrow and a rally at Parliament on Tuesday.

About 1000 meatworkers were threatening strike action after talks between the Talleys-owned company and the meatworkers union failed.

The two sides have been trying to reach an agreement for almost two years.

In a statement this afternoon, the Meatworkers Union said it called off the strike following a meeting with Andrew Talley and a group acting on behalf of iwi leaders.

Staff at the eight AFFCO sites will meet in the coming days to consider developments.

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