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Takeaway Social Distancing Debacle Is Only Half The Story

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 5:46 pm | Unite Union

  The social distancing debacles witnessed outside fast food outlets is only half the story according to Unite Union. “Members have been contacting us all day yesterday and today about the lack of physical distancing inside. It is supposed ... More >>

McDonald's Plan For Level 3 Unlawful, Says Union

Sunday, 26 April 2020, 7:12 pm | Unite Union

The draft plan for Level 3 sent to Unite Union by McDonald's appears to breach alert level 3 settings and public health requirements says Unite National Director Mike Treen. This means it is also likely to be an unlawful breach of health and safety ... More >>

RBL Threatens Employees To Undermine Union Agreement & Won’t Answer Question On Use Of Wage Subsidy

Sunday, 26 April 2020, 6:59 pm | Unite Union

Having received nearly $22 million in taxpayer wage subsidies, Restaurant Brands Ltd (RBL) has been threatening KFC, Pizza Hut and Carl’s Jr workers that they will not be able to return to work if they don’t sign away job security and won’t ... More >>

Takeaways Under Level 3 - Not So Fast!

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 1:18 pm | Unite Union

Unite union has compiled a list of unresolved health and safety issues and recommendations for Fast Food employers ahead of fast food drive-throughs being re-opened next week and are warning customers to expect delays in service. Unite members had a brief ... More >>

Real Owner Of Burger King Bloated With Cash While Suppliers, Lenders And Employees Face Losses

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 3:16 pm | Unite Union

"The lockdown may have been the final straw but the responsibility for the Burger King receivership lies squarely with it’s current owners - the Blackstone Group . They are the largest private equity firm in the world and have been interested ... More >>

Is My Subsidised Pay Correct? Unite Union Releases Wage Subsidy Calculator

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 10:53 am | Unite Union

To help workers who have seen their pay cut to 80% and whose employer has applied for the wage subsidy Unite Union has developed an online calculator at https://info.unite.org.nz/covid-calculator . With just the average weekly income and regular weekly hours a worker should be ... More >>

SkyCity Redundancies: Union Leader Loses Job

Monday, 6 April 2020, 3:58 pm | Unite Union

SkyCity has broken the law by sacking hundreds of workers as of today with no consultation or discussion. Salaried managers at SkyCity were told on Friday that their jobs would finish today. Their letter of notice states clearly that the decision has already ... More >>

Burger King Leaves Workers In The Dark Over Lockdown Pay

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 3:37 pm | Unite Union

Burger King’s failure to let workers know before today what they will be paid during the lockdown is inexcusable says Unite Union. “They have sent over 2,500 employees home without any idea of what their income will be during the lockdown. ... More >>

Pizza Delivery Is NOT An Essential Service

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 2:15 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union today called for Pizza shops, other takeaways and non-essential retailers to be told they need to close. Dominoes have announced they will remain open delivery and have even turned the announcement into a publicity stunt, offering free pizza ... More >>

Lockdown Was Necessary And Now Guaranteed Income Support And Protections Are Vital

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 8:17 am | Unite Union

Unite union fully supports the government’s move to a lockdown. “We had so many emails, calls and messages from members genuinely fearful for their health and that of their families if they were forced to keep going to work” said National Secretary ... More >>

McDonald's to pay tens of thousands of workers holiday pay

Monday, 18 November 2019, 2:04 pm | Unite Union

McDonald's agrees to pay tens of thousands of workers millions in holiday pay says Unite Union More >>

SkyCity union members striking this weekend

Friday, 15 November 2019, 2:32 pm | Unite Union

SEA-Unite SkyCity workers are expected to strike this weekend after 50 called in sick with symptoms linked to smoke inhalation from the convention centre fire. More >>

Tens of thousands of workers health at risk for days

Friday, 1 November 2019, 10:17 am | Unite Union

Unite Union is demanding Worksafe New Zealand does it job and investigates if tens of thousands of workers had their health endangered at work last week. It is also asking it’s members to seek medical advice and lodge ACC claims if they were or ... More >>

SkyCity union wants answers from CEO

Monday, 28 October 2019, 5:11 pm | Unite Union

Unite union is making no apologies for demanding assurances and proof, in writing, that the SkyCity workplace is safe. On Labour Day - a day when New Zealand is supposed to celebrate the rights that workers have fought for — union members at SkyCity ... More >>

Time for shareholders to share with the workers

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:03 pm | Unite Union

Time for shareholders to share with the workers - Casino union members to picket SkyCity AGM More >>

Casino strike and picket at SkyCity

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 11:11 am | Unite Union

SkyCity Casino workers will be on strike and picketing today as Rob Campbell, the Chair of SkyCity Casino talks to other employers about making pay fair at a “Wellbeing at Work” conference today. More >>

SkyCity workers strike to join the Student Climate Strike

Friday, 27 September 2019, 9:46 am | Unite Union

SEA-Unite union members at SkyCity casino in Auckland have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action today to support the student led Climate Strike. More >>

UPDATE: 97% SkyCity union members vote for strike

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 11:56 am | Unite Union

SEA-Unite media UPDATE: 97% SkyCity union members vote for Rugby World Cup Strike - Tūtira mai ngā iwi! More >>

Let them eat cake! SkyCity workers to strike

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7:44 pm | Unite Union

Let them eat cake! SkyCity workers to strike as casino celebrates another holiday workers can’t take. More >>

Casino union members voting to strike again this weekend

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 3:25 pm | Unite Union

Casino union members voting to strike again this weekend after SkyCity brings no offer to mediation. More >>