A resolution in the long running Affco dispute is close at hand, following talks over the weekend.
After a three-month lockout, more than 1000 workers at all eight North Island freezing works will return to the job.
An agreement has also been reached to withdraw or suspend all legal action until the final details are agreed.
In a joint statement the parties say they have reached a provisional agreement on a core document and are working through site-specific details.
An Employment Court hearing began last week after the union challenged the validity of the lockout and that has since been adjourned.
source: newshub archive