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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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