“The strike action has shown dairy workers are prepared to stand up and fight for their place in the dairy industry, and the importance of the dairy industry in their local communities,” he said.
Fonterra’s Supply Chain and Operations Director Rob Howell welcomed the breakthrough in negotiations following several months of protracted talks.
“This offer is largely in line with what was previously on the table, following months of negotiations with the union,” Mr Howell said.
“We reiterate that an agreement could have been reached without the union taking industrial action, which unfortunately reduced the pay packets of striking union members.”
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