Vote pleases Blue Sky

19:17, Nov 01 2012

Blue Sky Meats can move forward after workers agreed to wage cuts, the firm's chairman says.

Workers voted in favour of proposed wage cuts of about $30 a day for boning room workers, $28 for slaughterers and $18 for labourers at a Meat Workers' Union meeting in Invercargill on Wednesday.

The firm's chairman, Graham Cooney, said yesterday the company was grateful to have resolved the matter.

It was an important step, but a process still needed to be followed, he said.

"There is still a process that has to start now with some salary staff that are affected by the vote," Mr Cooney said.

The vote came nearly two months after the company announced it was seeking ways to cope with less livestock.

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