Amcor settles

4 December, 2009

Negotiations at Amcor's Manukau beverage can plant settled on Tuesday after members accepted a two year offer of 3.5% and 3.5%.

The deal was the result of several weeks of negotiations which included a two day lock-out.

EPMU lead organiser Cliff Gunning says "members got a pay rise above increases in the cost of living and paid meal breaks for day shift, and we also resolved issues around smoko breaks".

"Although we were facing an employer determined to make claw backs of workers' conditions, the support and strength of the membership was critical in getting a settlement", says Gunning, "and the result has been good for our members."

Workers at the plant are responsible for the production of aluminium cans for beverages including Coca Cola products.