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Employees must be offered additional work before new staff are hired – Unite

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

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 Ms Williams and Wendy’s was ordered to pay over $3000 in compensation. The […]

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Bring Our Students Back – Migrant Lives Matter

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

This Sunday at 3pm at the Unitarian Church in Ponsonby Auckland there will be a rally to ask the new government to allow the Indian students who had been forced to leave by the previous government. A group of these students had sought sanctuary at the church earlier this year to protest against their deportations […]

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Judgement released in court case against McDonald’s – Unite

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

On the 4th of August the Employment Court released its first judgment on ‘availability provisions’ in employment agreements. This judgment was eagerly awaited by unions, companies, HR and employment lawyers as it is the first guidance by the court on the correct interpretation of ss 67C & 67D of the Employment Relations Act. These sections, among […]

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Meeting to discuss plight of people on work and student visas

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  8 Comments

Come to a meeting at the Unitarian Church, 6pm, Monday, May 1, 1a Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland City.

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KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers to strike today – Unite Union

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers will strike tomorrow after negotiations broke down over a new collective agreement.

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Unite Union executive calls for NZ Super Fund to divest from fossil fuels.

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

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 NGOs, faith groups and other unions in making this call. [1] The NZ Super Fund has […]

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Indian Students to protest National Government’s Arrogance at Diwali Festival

By   /  October 13, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Indian students being threatened with deportation, along with tens and thousands of Indians will protest at Auckland’s Diwali Festival to demand the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and justice over injustice. On Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October the students will gather during the Diwali Festival at Aotea Square, Queen Street, Auckland between […]

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McDonald’s and BK are zero-hour cheats!

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on McDonald’s and BK are zero-hour cheats!

Restaurant Brands and Unite Union have amended their collective agreement to have workers’ hours and shifts guaranteed permanently. Unite National Secretary Gerard Hehir says that this is a massive win for workers. For the first time in decades workers in the fast food industry in New Zealand will have their shifts fixed permanently. No longer […]

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Unite hails agreement with Restaurant Brands on hours but label McDonald’s and BK zero-hour cheats

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Restaurant Brands and Unite Union have amended their collective agreement to have workers’ hours and shifts guaranteed permanently. Unite National Secretary Gerard Hehir says that this is a massive win for workers. For the first time in decades workers in the fast food industry in New Zealand will have their shifts fixed permanently. No longer […]

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Another example of a McDonald’s worker shortpaid annual leave

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

McDonald’s worker Shontelle Kingston got a week’s annual leave paid out at 30 hours last week when it should have been 45.65 hours. Shontelle had to take time off because of illness. She did not know if she had any enough sick leave available so asked to cash up a week’s annual leave which is […]

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Restaurant Brands reaches deal with Unite Union on international fast food workers day

By   /  April 14, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Restaurant Brands reaches deal with Unite Union on international fast food workers day

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.Any employees not offered employment on the same terms and conditions with the new franchisee will be offered redeployment to other Restaurant Brands owned stores.Unite and RBL will also meet to discuss compensation […]

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International Day of Action for fast food workers April 14

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on International Day of Action for fast food workers April 14

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. Restaurant Brands has begun a process of franchising company-owned Carl’s Jr stores without proper consultation. The terms of the new employment agreements being offered […]

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Make the minimum wage a living wage! – Unite

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Make the minimum wage a living wage! – Unite

Today’s announcement of a 50 cent increase in the minimum wage from April 1 will still mean workers unable to survive on a full-time wage and the state subsidising employers who pay low wages. Minimum wage announcements are an entirely political process. The minimum wage is currently about 52% of the average wage. It reached […]

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Corporate theft of workers holiday pay uncovered

By   /  February 21, 2016  /  Bloggers, Mike Treen, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Corporate theft of workers’ holiday pay appears to be routine according to an investigation by Unite Union that began last year.

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Workers at the world’s largest caterer for travellers need our solidarity

By   /  May 30, 2014  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  Comments Off on Workers at the world’s largest caterer for travellers need our solidarity

Source: Unite Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Workers at the world’s largest caterer for travellers need our solidarity 28 May Autogrill operate in NZ airports as HMSC. They are just the same here. Give these workers your solidarity. You may never have heard of Autogrill, but you know their owners. Is this email not displaying […]

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Heartland Hotel workers celebrate first Collective Agreement

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  Comments Off on Heartland Hotel workers celebrate first Collective Agreement

Source: Unite Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Heartland Hotel workers celebrate first Collective Agreement 29 May By Shanna Reeder, Hotels organiser Unite Union members at Heartland Hotel are celebrating after ratifying their first ever Collective Agreement. Unite Union has been slowly building membership at this hotel since late 2011 when it was under the Management […]

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