Well done Meat Workers Union & CTU
Affco and Talley's have backed down and made an agreement - respects to the staunch members of the MWU!
The bad press Affco and Talley's were drawing for declaring that they wanted to kick the Union out of their industry all together was matched by Iwi threatening to start up their own company. Suddenly all that black spin on Cameron Slater's blogsite by Sherson Wills was biting Affco in the arse and they ran back to the negotiating table.
Using hunger as a negotiating tactic the way Affco and Talley's did and the impact that strategy had on 5000 kids should however never be forgotten. The role of Iwi stepping up and threatening Affco for the pain they were causing Maori workers may well be the newest and most powerful tipping point in industrial relations we've seen in modern times.