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Meat Workers News
22/03/2012 - 16:06

Since Talley's vicious lockout of 1,000 unionized workers at 6 of the company's 8 Affco meat plants in the North Island of New Zealand, all 8 plants have been hit by 24- and 48-hour strikes each week as union members unaffected by the lockout have taken action in support of their locked out brothers and sisters. Further strikes are taking place on March 22-23 and March 26.

21/03/2012 - 00:00

Workers arriving at the Danish Crown meat processing plant in Birkenhead, in northwest England, on March 6, found their factory shuttered. They were handed letters saying that production had ceased with immediate effect.

15/03/2012 - 00:00

On Monday, March 6, just 38 days after taking over the Tranfoods meat packing facility in Birkenhead (UK), Danish Crown's UK subsidiary, Tulip, shut down the factory without notice, leaving over 200 workers out on the street.

12/03/2012 - 15:43

Affco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Talley's Group, a leading New Zealand processor of seafood, vegetables, dairy products and meat, has locked out some 1,000 meat workers at 6 of the company's 8 plants in the North Island of New Zealand.

02/03/2012 - 11:18

Workers at Cambuslang meat processing giant Vion will intensify industrial action against their employer over a long-running pay dispute.

17/02/2012 - 14:30

Unite members at the food firm Vion in Cambuslang (near Glasgow) will walk out on 20th February in the first in a series of walkouts planned in a dispute over terms and conditions.

15/02/2012 - 16:19

The Smithfield-owned Polish meat producer Animex announced on January 24 that it would eliminate 230 jobs at its factory in Morliny, near Ostróda, as a result of its decision to shut down the factory's beef processing line.

13/02/2012 - 00:00

At the close of the IUF Meat Conference (1-2 November 2011), a proposal was made - and accepted - to convene a steering group of affiliates to explore the feasibility of creating a Meat Division within the IUF. The steering group would be tasked with looking at possible resources, priorities and objectives for the work of an IUF Meat Division. 

02/01/2012 - 14:27

In 2012 India will displace the US as the world’s third largest beef exporter, with exports growing by 16% to exceed 1.3 million tonnes per year. This follows government efforts to bring about a "pink revolution" in the meat and poultry industry (following the so-called "green revolution" in agricultural crops and the "white revolution" in dairy).

28/12/2011 - 14:55

The IUF Global Meat Conference hosted by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Omaha, Nebraska, on 1-2 November 2011, welcomed some 160 delegates from UFCW local organizations in the US and Canada and 29 delegates from outside North America. This was the IUF's 3rd Global Meat Conference, following previous conferences in Toronto (Canada) in 2002 and in Eastbourne (UK) in 2008.

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