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Meat Workers getting cut out of pay rise

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Source: New Zealand Meat Workers & Related Trades Union

Headline: Meat Workers getting cut out of pay rise

Silver Fern Farms are offering workers a 0% pay rise in the first year and only a 2% pay rise in the second year. This despite the industry seeing a 22 month high for beef and lamb and paying their own Directors, Chairman and Chief Executive double digit pay rises. 

Silver Fern Farms Directors had their fees increase by 7.8% in 2013 following a 15% pay rise in 2012. That’s a 22.8% pay rise in two years. 

The Silver Fern Farms Chairman received a 8.2% pay rise last year, and in 2012 he received a 15% increase. That’s a 23.2% pay rise over two years. 

And the Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive had a 4.3% pay raise in 2013 which followed a 12.5% pay increase over three years.

Over the last year, the workers doing all the actual work Silver Fern Farms relies upon to pay those huge fees received only a 2% pay rise.

The workers helping build the success of Silver Fern Farms deserve a better offer than a 0% pay rise.

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  1. […] The Rockstar economy isn’t playing anything MWU members can dance to. Even though the Commodity Price Index for March 2014 showed improving commodity prices for beef and lamb driving up NZ’s terms of trade to a forty-year high with the price of sheep meat hitting a 22 month high, meat worker staff are being cut to the bone. […]

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