13 Apr 2016

Affco heads to Court of Appeal over unlawful lockout case

8:04 pm on 13 April 2016

Affco's challenge against a ruling that it unlawfully locked out workers during collective bargaining talks is heading to the Court of Appeal.

After a five-month lockout, 170 Wairoa meatworkers returned to the town's Affco plant in February after the Employment Court ruled in their favour.

The court found Affco locked the workers out unlawfully and without the required notice, and that it undermined the collective bargaining process by sidelining the Meat Workers Union.

Affco has now been granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal.