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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 >>

Unite calls for NZ Super Fund to divest from fossil fuels

Friday, 28 October 2016, 1:27 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union’s elected worker’s executive recently passed a motion demanding that the NZ Super Fund withdraw all investments (divests) from the coal, oil and gas projects that are driving climate change. Unite joins climate action group 350 Aotearoa, several ... More >>

McDonalds cuts Ronald's hours - union wants to help

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:04 pm | Unite Union

Unite union has made a public appeal for Ronald Mcdonald to make contact about dramatic cuts in his hours of work. More >>

Unite hails agreement with Restaurant Brands on hours

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 9:22 am | Unite Union

Restaurant Brands and Unite Union have amended their collective agreement to have workers' hours and shifts guaranteed permanently. More >>

Housing activists protest at "The Block" open house

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 3:17 pm | Unite Union

Housing activists will be organizing a protest this Saturday at the open home event for TV3's The Block. More >>

Restaurant Brands reaches deal with Unite Union

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:50 pm | Unite Union

Restaurant Brands have agreed that existing staff will be offered the same terms of the collective agreement with Unite Union in future franchising of Carl's Jr stores. More >>

International Day of Action for fast food workers April 14

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 10:38 am | Unite Union

Unite is targeting Restaurant Brands, owners of the KFC, Carl's Jr, Pizza Hut and Starbucks brands, as part of its international day of action for fast food workers on April 14. More >>

Holiday pay miscalculation more than a “mistake”

Monday, 4 April 2016, 9:13 am | Unite Union

It is simply not credible that nearly every major employer and payroll providing service made a "mistake" in calculating their annual leave entitlements. More >>

Unite targets fast food employers in Holiday Pay breach

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 2:22 pm | Unite Union

Unite is writing to all the major fast food companies today to seek a reassurance they will now comply with the law. More >>

Unite Union hails legal end to zero hour contracts

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 1:57 pm | Unite Union

This is a product of the successful campaign that Unite Union waged last year to end their use in the fast food industry. More >>

Make the minimum wage a living wage!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 9:30 am | Unite Union

Today's announcement of a 50 cent increase in the minimum wage from April 1 will still mean workers unable to survive on a full-time wage and the state subsidising employers who pay low wages. More >>

Skycity Workers vote against TPPA

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 9:06 am | Unite Union

"Skycity workers may have to watch the TPPA being signed, but they have voted overwhelmingly against it" said Joe Carolan, Convenor of the Skycity Employees Association of Unite Union. More >>

Paris: Unite union condemns exclusion of ‘just transition’

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 2:32 pm | Unite Union

Unite union condemns the exclusion of ‘just transition’ measures in the Draft Paris Outcome and stands with world’s most vulnerable and against the corrupted COP process. More >>

Support Christmas Island detainees - protest Wednesday

Monday, 9 November 2015, 5:30 pm | Unite Union

A prisoner uprising is currently underway in one of the Australian detention camps located on Christmas Island. The camp population is a mix of asylum seekers and New Zealanders being forcibly removed from Australia following a term in prison there. More >>



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