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Accor Hotels/Unite Union Agree To Living Wage For All Staff

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 6:28 am | Unite Union

Unite Union has negotiated a new Collective Agreement with Accor Hotels which includes a new wage scale starting at the current Living Wage ($22.75). Unite Union National Secretary John Crocker says “This is an excellent outcome from collective bargaining. ... More >>

Essential Worker Heroes About To Have Pay Slashed Says Union.

Monday, 7 March 2022, 9:41 am | Unite Union

Unite Union, which represents hospitality workers, including in the country's MIQ Hotels, says those MIQ workers are facing a massive pay cut, as much as 10%. John Crocker, National Secretary of Unite Union says “These MIQ workers have bravely ... More >>

Minimum Wage Should Be The Living Wage

Friday, 11 February 2022, 12:32 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union National Secretary John Crocker has welcomed the decision to increase the minimum wage by $1.20 an hour but says there is now no longer any excuse for not making the minimum wage the same as the Living wage. "Last year's Nobel ... More >>

World's First Strike Of 2022- Hospo Workers In Skycity Hamilton Walk Tonight

Friday, 31 December 2021, 8:12 pm | Unite Union

Workers in Skycity Hamilton become the world's first strikers of 2022 at midnight tonight as they walk off the job for a Living Wage, and equality of pay with their colleagues in the Auckland site. A large section of those who have joined Unite union ... More >>

Hospo Workers Need To Put Safety Ahead Of Business As Usual With Vaccine Passes

Friday, 3 December 2021, 11:24 am | Unite Union

Unite Union is advising all hospitality workers to put the safety of workers and customers ahead of business as usual or expediency. “If not following your employers instructions is what it takes to stay safe then so be it” said National Secretary ... More >>

SkyCity propose $3 an hour base rate increase

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 2:33 pm | Unite Union

SkyCity propose $3 an hour base rate increase before bargaining with union on Thursday Unite Union has welcomed the proposed $3 an hour increase in the start rate at SkyCity from $20.10 to $23.10 an hour. "This is a good start to bargaining for the union ... More >>

An Open Letter To Rob Campbell, Chair Of The Board Of SkyCity Entertainment Group

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 1:34 pm | Unite Union

  Dear Mr Campbell,   In a recent media interview you said:   “We should continue to focus on working conditions and pay which realistically reflect the markets in which we work, which are internally fair, and which encourage ... More >>

Unite Union Supports The Auckland March Of Migrants On 5 June

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 11:09 am | Unite Union

Unite Union is calling on all supporters of worker's rights and social justice to join the migrant rights march in Auckland on Saturday 5 June. The protests will gather in Aotea Square at 3pm, to march through central Auckland. Unite Union Advocate Mike ... More >>

Unions To Present Pathways To Residency Petition To MPs On Monday 2pm At Unite Union Office

Monday, 10 May 2021, 5:14 am | Unite Union

Unite Union and the Migrant Workers Association will present a 15,000-strong petition at 2pm on Monday, May 10, to a both a Green and Labour Party MP at their offices at 6a Western Springs Rd, Morningside, Auckland. Green MP and Immigration spokesperson ... More >>

Support The People Of Colombia Against State Violence This Sunday 3.30pm, Aotea Square

Friday, 7 May 2021, 1:21 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union and Global Peace and Justice Aotearoa are calling on Aucklanders to join people from Colombia this Sunday At 3.30pm in Aotea Square, to strongly condemn the brutal repression of the Colombian people exercising their right to freedom of ... More >>

Post-Covid Hospitality Industry Must Clean Up Its Act - Unite Union

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:05 am | Unite Union

If the hospitality industry wants public and government support for a pandemic recovery, it must clean up its employment act according to Unite Union. What was already a bad situation became much worse as zero hour contracts, illegal pay cuts, cancelled ... More >>

Minister Kris Faafoi Withdraws Absconding Charge Against Chinese Worker

Saturday, 3 April 2021, 2:30 pm | Unite Union

The Chinese worker who left police custody on the way to the airport on Thursday night had a charge of absconding, which carries a maximum sentence of five years, withdrawn when he appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning. The worker ... More >>

Chinese Workers Face Weeks More In Prison And Must Be Released

Monday, 29 March 2021, 6:35 pm | Unite Union

Nine Chinese workers are still being detained at Mt Eden Prison and could be detained many weeks more because of changes to Chinese government policies that require two weeks in isolation in New Zealand before deportation. They will then face three weeks ... More >>

Arrest The Boss Not The Ten Chinese Workers Says Unite Union

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 6:53 am | Unite Union

24 March 2021 Unite Union has called on Immigration New Zealand and the police to arrest the construction boss and release the ten workers arrested yesterday at a construction site in Auckland. Workers are the people with the least power and most ... More >>

An Open Letter To Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern On International Womens Day

Monday, 8 March 2021, 1:01 pm | Unite Union

Dear Jacinda, Happy International Womens Day. 90% of the hotel workers that Unite Union represents are women. Hundreds are currently working in Managed Isolation facilities. They are carrying the safety of a nation on their shoulders every single day. They ... More >>

Living Wage For Crowne Plaza Auckland MIQ Workers

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 9:59 am | Unite Union

Unite congratulates Crowne Plaza Auckland, currently an MIQ facility, for making the move to paying their workers the living wage. The welcome increase will provide some relief to workers who are normally paid just above the minimum wage despite ... More >>

Unite Union Renews Call For A Living Wage For All MIQ Workers As NZ’s Largest Hotel Operator Moves To The Living Wage.

Friday, 12 February 2021, 4:21 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union is calling on all businesses operating in Managed Isolation and Quarantine facilities to guarantee a Living Wage for all their workers. This is in the wake of NZ’s largest hotel operator, Accor, moving to a Living Wage for all their workers. ... More >>

Wendy's Workers Subject To Wage Theft Of Public Holiday Enitlements

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 11:11 am | Unite Union

Wendy's appears to have started cheating workers of their public holiday entitlements when it is "an otherwise working day" for them. "An otherwise working day" is the legal term for deciding if you get an alternative holiday (lieu ... More >>

Unite Union Providing Extra Support For Covid-19 Hit Hospitality Workers

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 10:07 am | Unite Union

Unite Union (with support from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Covid Fund) is launching extra support services for all workers in the hospitality sector. Today Unite is launching a HospoHelp helpline. The service will focus on ... More >>

Unions Launch A "Pathways To Residency" Campaign For Migrant Workers

Saturday, 7 November 2020, 6:06 am | Unite Union

A "Pathways to Residency" petition has been launched on Action Station for "normally resident migrant workers who have made New Zealand their home and deserve a place of sanctuary in today's post-Covid world." Sign the Action ... More >>