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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on the way to the airport on Thursday night had a charge of absconding, which carries a maximum sentence of five years, withdrawn when he appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning.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 >>

Government Should “be Kind” To MIQ Workers

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 3:44 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union, which represents hospitality workers including hotel workers in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, calls on the Government to pay all essential workers a living wage. “The Government has recently introduced $1000 fines for ... More >>

Hospitality Industry Needs To Help Itself Before More Handouts

Monday, 31 August 2020, 12:53 pm | Unite Union

Hospitality businesses need to do their bit to prevent future Covid19 outbreaks by providing sick leave for their workers before asking for more government handouts says Unite Union. With many Auckland hospitality businesses re-opening today under ... More >>

Unite Union Condemns Event Cinemas For Needless Redundancies

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 3:21 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union is condemning Event cinemas for its decision to make employees redundant in the wake of the downturn following the Covid-19 pandemic. Event has also slashed staff hours in conjunction with jobs losses to reduce its roster by an average of ... More >>

All Those Without Jobs Deserve Decent Income Support

Monday, 25 May 2020, 4:38 pm | Unite Union

Today’s announcement of an income relief payment goes in the right direction, but leaves behind those that most need help right now. “Unite Union welcomes extra support for some redundant workers. Hundreds of our members will be better off, but ... More >>

Will They Listen Now? Fast Food Workers’ Demands For Covid Safety

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:45 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union members working in fast food restaurants across Aotearoa have submitted and published a list of expectations and recommendations for safe operating at Level 2 and beyond. Based on their frontline perspective, workers developed a list of best ... More >>

Why Are The Most Desperate Ignored In The Budget Asks Unite Union

Friday, 15 May 2020, 5:49 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union wants to know why the most desperate sectors in New Zealand have been ignored in the budget, and wants a new package of support released soon Unite Union National Director Mike Treen has attacked what he calls a "culture of denial" ... More >>

Fast Food Workers Finally Being Listened To - Two Weeks Too Late And Too Little

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 9:40 am | Unite Union

Two weeks after Unite Union told Fast Food companies what they needed to do under level 3 to keep their workers and customers safe, some are finally making improvements, but there is still much more to be done. McDonalds are introducing changes over the ... More >>

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 >>





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