ANZCO workers locked out – chairman receives an award

ANZCO workers locked out of their Marton plant since October 19 for say they are determined to continue their opposition to proposed pay cuts of up to 20 per cent, shift changes and reductions in allowances.  Negotiations between the union and the company began in April.

Sir Graeme Harrison, founder and chairman of ANZCO, recently received a Welly award in the business section. The Wellingtonian of the Year Awards, (Welly Awards) are described as  “a celebration of the many great individuals across all sectors of the community who make our region such an exciting and vibrant place in which to live and work.”

ANZCO is a private “New Zealand” company jointly owned by two Japanese companies: Itoham Food Inc and Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd, and the directors and management of ANZCO Foods Ltd. Each shareholder group individually owns more than 25% of the company.

ANZCO has an annual sales of over $NZ1 billion and employs 2,500 people on 10 production sites in New Zealand and a network of sales and marketing offices in Japan, Taiwan, North America, United Kingdom, Belgium and New Zealand. It is the primary supplier of burger patties for McDonald’s outlets across the country.


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