The long running meat workers dispute has finally come to an end.
The New Zealand Meat Workers Union and AFFCO NZ reached an agreement on a new collective employment at 5am.
The new settlement retains protection of wages and employment security, and ensures workers continue to have their terms and conditions set by a union-negotiated agreement.
Union President Mike Nahu says these last 12 weeks have tested the union and its members to the core, and they've shown commitment to their principles and to each other.
Workers will be back on pay from today, with ratification meetings to be completed next Monday.