| Latest Auckland News | Wednesday May 2 2012 19:17
A supermarket has been told it made the right decision in dismissing a butcher for changing the best before stickers on old meat.
The Employment Relations Authority has ruled Countdown Westgate in Auckland was justified in sacking Michael Dick in 2010.
The Countdown butchery manager had been repackaging chicken which had reached its best before date and adding a new sticker with a new date.
He was also seen adding "reduced" or "manager's special" stickers on the repackaged meat.
Michael Dick maintained what he did was standard practice at Countdown and he was under pressure to reduce the amount of wasted meat.
He said his employees did the same thing.
Countdown has rejected his defence, saying the behaviour is not common.
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