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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.


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, including:

Meat Processing Plants | Seafood | Vegetable | Cultured and/or Protein Processing | Tanneries 

Fertiliser Plants | Tripe and Tallow Processors | Halal Operations | Casings | Small Goods Processors

About Us

How Can We Help You?

Got a specific problem? Check out the issues we cover: health & safety, employment relations, sick pay entitlements and more in our Information & Resources section

Use the simple Sign Up Email Alert (see left) to be told when our latest issue of Union News goes online

Contact a local branch representative near you

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.

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Quick Info About Us

National Secretary:
Daryl Carran

Office Administrator:
Yvonne Matthews-Johnson

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