In video five of our series, we have Tim Burtenshaw, Norris Ward McKinnon Associate, speaking on disputes. 

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Key Messages 

  • Disputes under the Contract Milking Agreement are dealt with differently to employment disputes; 
  • Good and early communication between Farm Owner and Contract Milker is the best way to minimise disputes; 
  • The FF Contract Milking Agreement sets out a Dispute Resolution process and the first step is the Notice of Dispute; 
  • The Notice of Dispute should set out the nature of the dispute and some explanation is given around what to include; 
  • The Disputes Tribunal can be used for disputes under $30,000; and 
  • The Rural Support Trust has excellent resources for anyone struggling.