Unite to picket Wendy’s Dominion Rd, Auckland store 5pm tonight despite injunction

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Supporters are being asked to come along and show that support outside the company’s Dominion Rd, Auckland, store tonight from 5-7pm.

Wendy’s was given an interim injunction by the Employment Court yesterday against Unite Union to stop picketers trespassing on the company’s land.
 
The union has disputed whether the employment court had the jurisdiction to issue such injunctions in the circumstances.

The union has also been sent maps by the company that appears to claim a right to exclude pickets from common areas including areas not owned or occupied by Wendy’s.

We do not accept this but will comply with until the full hearing of the court.

Unite National Director Mike Treen says “it is important for all supporters of workers in low-paid industries like fast food to respect these ongoing strikes and pickets by Wendy’s workers.”
Supporters are being asked to come along and show that support outside the company’s Dominion Rd, Auckland, store tonight from 5-7pm.

 

 

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Mike Treen

National Director of Unite Union

3 Comments

  1. Marc says:

    Did 3 or 6 picketers attend?

  2. The reason for the injunction seems utterly bizarre;

    The injunction was granted yesterday by the Employment Court, because of significant health and safety issues especially in drive-throughs and carpark areas.

    ref: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/359242/wendy-s-workers-banned-from-striking-on-company-property

    “significant health and safety issues”?!?!

    If such “issues” exist, I’m wondering why the drive-throughs and carpark areas haven’t been cordoned off; safety signage erected; and Worksafe in attendance?

    I mean, if it’s truely that bad…

    And the company isn’t bullshitting us…

    I think Worksafe need to be alerted that Wendy’s is a dangerous site.

  3. Marc says:

    Better turnout than I had expected:
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/359242/wendy-s-workers-get-around-court-ruling

    “More than 30 workers and supporters have protested outside of Auckland fast food store Wendy’s despite an employment court ruling.”