31 May 2012

Most AFFCO plants back in full swing

6:45 am on 31 May 2012

AFFCO says most of its plants are back in full swing following the settlement of an employment dispute with the Meat Workers Union.

AFFCO and the union reached agreement on a new collective contract last week, after 12 weeks of lockouts and strikes affecting up to 1200 union members.

Union meetings ratified the new contract earlier this week and members are back at work.

AFFCO operations manager Rowan Ogg says there are only a few employees to come back to work at the Rangiuru plant in Bay of Plenty.

He says the company's in the process of arranging stock supplies.

Mr Ogg says after such a tough time, generally it's been reasonably handled by all parties.