Posts Tagged ‘Industrial relations’

AFFCO digs in for the long haul

March 6, 2012

The dispute between AFFCO and its unionised workforce doesn’t look like ending any time soon, a fact admitted on the radio on Tuesday morning by Dave Eastlake, Meat Workers Union National President. (more…)

More disclosure, but still no explanation of union’s financial reporting

November 22, 2011

My column about lack of disclosure in the NZ Meat Workers Union accounts two weeks ago has provoked some interesting results, but so far no formal explanation of the union’s statutory financial reporting practice. (more…)

Industrial agreements should reflect modern work practice

February 9, 2011

In spite of the enormous improvements from the bad old days, starting with the Employment Contracts Act’s (ECA) introduction in the early 1990s, there remain anomalies in the meat industry’s agreements which hinder the achievement of greater efficiency. The main challenges for meat processors stem from the combined impact of traditional worker agreements, employment law, processing complexity and reduced livestock volumes on an increasingly seasonal industry. (more…)