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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Workers pay docked for observing two-minute Pike River silence‏

A New Zealand farming leader and Silver Fern Farms supplier has slammed the company for docking meatworkers' pay for observing two minutes' silence for the Pike River miners. Slaughter chain workers at the Silver Fern Farms Te Aroha plant lost two cattle each from their daily quota after stopping work to pay their respects to the 29 miners who lost their lives in the coal mine disaster.  Not paying the staff for the lost production saved the company between 98c and $1.60 for each worker.