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More strikes planned for Event Cinemas this weekend

Friday, 25 May 2018, 6:41 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union has authorised a window of industrial action across Event cinemas up and down New Zealand again today, following on from the success of Wednesday nights' strike on the midnight screening of Star Wars movie Han Solo. More >>

Star Wars Film to face strike action tonight at Event Cinema

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:12 pm | Unite Union

Tonight, Unite Union advises Star Wars fan to go elsewhere instead of Event cinemas for the midnight premiere of Han Solo. More >>

Wendy's impose cut in rostered hours for union members

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 1:21 pm | Unite Union

Fast food company Wendy's has imposed a cut of up to 20% in the usual rostered hours for Unite Union members. More >>

Unite Union to join rally against Israeli massacres

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 12:45 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union is calling on all supporters of human rights to join the rally at 2pm this Saturday in Auckland's Aotea Square to protest Israel's crime against the Palestinian people. More >>

Unite accuses McDonald's of wage theft

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 2:46 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union has accused McDonald's of deliberately denying many workers their legal entitlement to an alternative holiday or lieu day for working a public holiday, or alternatively denying workers pay for a public holiday when they were entitled to ... More >>

Stolen holiday leave needs repaying now says Unite Union

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2:49 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union wants answers from the government as to why hundreds of thousands of workers are still waiting to have the annual leave stolen from them in the past restored. More >>

Unite Union Welcomes Minimum Wage Increase

Friday, 22 December 2017, 11:07 am | Unite Union

Unite Union has welcomed the increase in the minimum wage from April of 75 cents an hour. More >>

Open letter to Restaurant Brands over alternative holidays

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:06 pm | Unite Union

It is with great concern that the manipulation of rosters to deny staff alternative holidays at Restaurant Brands has been confirmed to be so widespread that it must have been company policy at a senior level. More >>

Employees must be offered extra hours before new staff hired

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:07 pm | Unite Union

In a determination of the Employment Relations Authority released yesterday, it was held that Wendy’s was required to offer Rosemary Williams additional hours of work before it hired new staff. It had failed to do so over a 3-month period which disadvantaged ... More >>

Great start from new government for low paid workers

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 4:37 pm | Unite Union

The planned increases to the Minimum Wage to $20 are a major step forward for workers, equality and the economy overall according to Unite Union, which represents thousands of low paid workers in food and hospitality workplaces. More >>

Ambulance service needs trained ambulance officers

Sunday, 14 May 2017, 12:22 pm | Unite Union

Ambulance service needs trained ambulance officers, not assistants Ambulance Professionals First, the union representing the majority of New Zealand’s ambulance professionals, is calling on the Government to end single-crewing by directing funding to help train ... More >>

Meetings Saturday to discuss migrant worker changes

Friday, 12 May 2017, 4:51 pm | Unite Union

Two meetings are planned on Saturday to discuss concerns around the changes proposed by the government for migrant workers in New Zealand. More >>

Meeting to discuss plight of people on work and student visa

Friday, 28 April 2017, 2:45 pm | Unite Union

The government changes to the immigration rules are creating a great deal of misery for many workers and students in this country from overseas who have come under different rules and have had their hopes and dreams for the future dashed. More >>

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers to strike

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:07 am | Unite Union

“Yesterday Restaurant Brands announced profits of $26 million and they have paid their CEO a million dollar bonus. Tomorrow the workers who actually make and sell their products have to go on strike to get a few cents above the minimum wage” ... More >>

Burger King worker assaulted for monitoring temperature

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:10 pm | Unite Union

An 18 year old Burger King employee was assaulted by management on Sunday the 19th of February for monitoring temperature levels in an overheated and understaffed Burger King restaurant on Lincoln Road in West Auckland. More >>

Whistleblower guard stood down by Evergreen Security

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 3:35 pm | Unite Union

Evergreen Security have stood down a security guard from a WINZ site because he complained to his union that the company was not taking the guards health and safety seriously. More >>

Union Anger at MSD ID crackdown

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 2:42 pm | Unite Union

Security guards unionised by Unite Union at MSD sites are angry with new policy changes brought in by the Government yesterday, that now sees them stopping every citizen trying to access their rights, and asking them for their name, appointment, and photo ... More >>

Minimum wage goal should be $20 an hour

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:01 pm | Unite Union

While welcoming an increase in the minimum wage by 50 cents an hour, Mike Treen of Unite Union says that this new level only maintains its value at about 50% of the average wage. More >>

McDonald's worker backpaid for being rostered Zero hours

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 2:38 pm | Unite Union

A 19 year old Unite union member has reclaimed over $1200 in backpay after complaining that she wasn't rostered at all, for three weeks in a row. More >>

Striking St John ambos begin “events ban” from today

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 9:01 pm | Unite Union

Striking St John ambos begin “events ban” from today Approximately 1000 members of Ambulance Professionals First, the network within FIRST Union representing ambulance officers at St John, will refuse to staff summer events from today. Two events that ... More >>



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