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Deal struck over metals collective

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 13/07/2016 Paul McBeth

Manufacturing firms and a union have reached an agreement in a cross-employer deal covering 600 workers at more than 80 firms.

Representatives from the E tu union and nine companies resumed talks this week in their second round of negotiations to renew the Metal and Manufacturing Industries Collective Agreement.

It covers manufacturing and engineering firms of all sizes and was first established in 1991 when industrial law was overhauled by the Employment Contracts Act.

A deal has now been reached, and will be explained to delegates and members with ratification meetings next week, an E Tu spokeswoman said.

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