Stuff – Gloriavale factory loses meat company contract, and a worker’s third degree burns spark a WorkSafe investigation
By Amanda Cropp – Stuff – 24/05/2022
Silver Fern Farms is pulling out of supplying offal to a meal plant at the Gloriavale Christian Community because of concern about its labour practices, and other meat companies may follow suit.
This comes on top of last week’s announcement that Westland Dairy is considering ending its milk supply contract with Gloriavale dairy farms after a recent Employment Court finding that Gloriavale enterprises relied heavily on child labour and that workers treated as volunteers were in fact employees.
Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor said his company was currently reviewing its relationship with Value Proteins and had requested further information from them, and ANZCO Foods said it was taking advice on the impact of the court ruling.