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Unite Union Says Fair Pay Repeal Victimises Workers Who Deserve A Pay Rise

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 11:46 am | Unite Union

  Unite Union says the government's repeal of the Fair Pay Agreement legislation is cancelling next year's pay rise for a quarter of a million New Zealanders right before Christmas. National Secretary John Crocker says "We know from the leaked ... More >>

The System Of Mass Migrant Labour Exploitation Must Be Ended

Monday, 4 September 2023, 3:17 pm | Unite Union

The system of mass migrant labour exploitation was established by the newly elected National Government in 2008 when they radically increased the number of temporary work visas and student visas with work rights while not increasing the number of ... More >>

Massive Hospitality Fair Pay Agreement Gets The Go Ahead

Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 9:44 am | Unite Union

Around 160,000 hospitality workers and over 24,000 employers will be covered by a new Hospo Fair pay Agreement that has just been given the green light by MBIE. Unite was informed tonight that the Chief Executive has approved it’s application ... More >>

Why Does National Think Importing Cheap Labour Is The Solution To Every Problem?

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 12:18 pm | Unite Union

The National Party announcement on proposed immigration reforms is a leap backwards to the pre-Covid times when the economy depended on cheap and vulnerable labour imported from overseas and bonded to their New Zealand employer.   The number of ... More >>

Minimum Wage Just Standing Still While Inflationary Profits Soar

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 8:55 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union welcomed the minimum wage increase as the minimum needed by low paid workers to get by as they pay the price of massively increasing corporate profits. “7% is actually just standing still” said National Secretary John Crocker. “It ... More >>

Unite's Fair Pay Agreement 4 Hospo Campaign Launches

Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 1:26 pm | Unite Union

Unite today launched its Fair Pay Agreement 4 Hospo campaign at its annual conference. Union members from around the country, almost all employed in hospitality, were joined by NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff, MPs Jan Logie (Greens) and Helen White (Labour) ... More >>

'SkyCity's Wage Increase Of Between 4 And 6 Percent, Is An Effective Real Wage Cut Of Up To 3.3% When Inflation Is 7.3%'

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:06 pm | Unite Union

SkyCity is offering the majority of staff a wage increase of between 4 and 6 percent. "This is an effective real wage cut of up to 3.3% when inflation is 7.3%" says Unite Union advocate Mike Treen who is leading the bargaining team for union ... More >>

'SkyCity's Wage Increase Of Between 4 And 6 Percent, Is An Effective Real Wage Cut Of Up To 3.3% When Inflation Is 7.3%'

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:06 pm | Unite Union

SkyCity is offering the majority of staff a wage increase of between 4 and 6 percent. "This is an effective real wage cut of up to 3.3% when inflation is 7.3%" says Unite Union advocate Mike Treen who is leading the bargaining team for union ... More >>

Living Wage Now The Standard In Hotels Says Union

Friday, 29 July 2022, 12:49 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union is declaring victory in its campaign to achieve a Living Wage in the Hotel sector. “As of today, all the major employers we deal with, except one [SkyCity], are paying the current Living Wage to all their staff” says John Crocker, Unite ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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