Friday, 17 September 2021 11:25

Tegel Growers Association seeks collective bargaining

Written by  Staff Reporters
Tegel Growers Association are seeking authorisation for collective bargaining with Tegel Foods. Tegel Growers Association are seeking authorisation for collective bargaining with Tegel Foods.

The Commerce Commission has received an application from the New Zealand Tegel Growers Association Incorporated (TGA), seeking authorisation to engage in collective bargaining with Tegel Foods.

The authorisation – if granted – would allow TGA to negotiate the terms and conditions of its members’ supply of chicken growing services to Tegel Foods Limited (Tegel).

TGA is seeking the authorisation for a period of ten years.

TGA is an industry association consisting of three regional industry association, representing growers in the greater Auckland, Taranaki and Canterbury regions who supply chicken growing services to Tegel.

TGA considers that any lessening of competition as a result of its members collectively negotiating with Tegel would be outweighed by the public benefits that are likely to arise.

According to TGA, these include a likely reduction in the costs of negotiating the terms and conditions of supply and various efficiency benefits.


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