Helping Workers for 100+ Years
The New Zealand Meat Workers and Related Trades Union (Inc.) helps the country’s meat industry workers with employment agreements, health and safety issues and many other industrial relations and social issues. We’ve been doing this since 1912.
United We Stand
Working For you
Every Worker Counts
Unions: Learning For Life
Making Things Work
The New Zealand Meat Workers Union covers up to 23,000 permanent and seasonal workers employed at over 75 sites in the New Zealand meat industry. This includes workers in:
Meat Processing Plants
Casings, Tripe and Tallow Processors
Small Goods Processors
How Can We Help You?
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Find out more about how the union has helped over the years in our union history
Free or Discounted Services
Union members are entitled to group scheme discount health insurance through Christchurch-based Unimed. Unimed has branch offices in all main centres, and a local representative will visit your workplace on request.
Some Branches and Sub Branches arrange with local business houses for a reduction in the purchase price of goods and your local Union Office will have details of this.Recently the Union has begun a series of Training Seminars for job delegates to provide a better insight into Employment Law and advice on handling day-to-day problems with immediate supervisors and management.