Today was the final day hearing submissions on the Employment Relations and Holidays Bills. And it ended with the most extreme submission received from employers – good old Talley’s – now AFFCO -TGL. That’s Talley’s, who locked out workers for six weeks at Open Country Cheese recently and who defied Employment Court orders. That’s Talley’s, who in the 1990′s was of the only employers (or perhaps the only) who had a ruling saying their contract was harsh and oppressive – and that was under the Employment Contracts Act! That’s Talley’s, whose employment relations views haven’t come into the 20th century, let alone the 21st.
I think this video from the SFWU website sums it up pretty well .