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What Burger King workers should look out for 👀

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on What Burger King workers should look out for 👀

Source: Unite Union New Zealand The last round of negotiations saw huge improvements to Union Members Collective agreement with Burger King. We need to ensure that Union Members are seeing the benefits of this, so do contact us if: You’re a shift manager and there is no other fully trained shift manager to cover your […]

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KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Media Release from Unite Union: KFC is off the menu this weekend as hundreds of Fast Food workers employed by Restaurant Brands and members of Unite Union take strike action this weekend. Over the past week, members have been voting on the latest offer as well as on a secret […]

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Unite Organiser vacancy in Auckland

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Unite Organiser vacancy in Auckland

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent full time Organiser in the Auckland region. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, although applicants available for 30+ hours will be considered. The successful applicant will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector, although they may […]

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Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:58 amPress Release: Unite Union Christchurch Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts without redundancy Unite Union is calling on Vodafone to pay Christchurch employees redundancy rather than forcing them to accept inferior and sub-standard contracts with Indian multinational Tech Mahindra. Unite is representing a number of […]

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How to talk to your boss and the importance of getting it in writing

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on How to talk to your boss and the importance of getting it in writing

Source: Unite Union New Zealand As a rule, anything at all to do with your employment should be in writing and a physical or digital copy made available to you at all times. This can mean things like; your letter of employment, changes to your pay/hours or position. This idea should extend to any and […]

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There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT)

By   /  April 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT)

Source: Unite Union New Zealand There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT) There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT). What the middle-class liberals who dominate the leadership in the […]

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Closing the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage

By   /  April 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Closing the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage

Source: Unite Union New Zealand The unions and the broader labour movement need to set the goal of closing the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage. The living wage is calculated in a particular way but has remained about two-thirds of the average wage. The new living wage number of $21.15 is […]

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Unite Support Admin vacancy in Auckland

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Unite Support Admin vacancy in Auckland

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a Support Administrator for our Auckland Office (Kingsland). The position is permanent for 40 hours a week, although there is flexibility for reduced hours and date/times of work are negotiable. The role is a vital aspect of our operation. You will be responsible for the […]

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Unite Organiser vacancy in Wellington

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Unite Organiser vacancy in Wellington

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent Organiser based in Wellington The successful applicant will be based in our Wellington office, but will also have responsibility for members working members in Wairarapa. They will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector but also in some other […]

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Resolution of Dispute with AHS

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Resolution of Dispute with AHS

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Resolution of dispute with AHS Unite has been supporting a number of workers who have complained they have been underpaid, worked long hours and had inadequate breaks. Whilst these workers worked at the Grand Mercure Wellington, they were employed by AHS Hospitality and not by the hotel. The hotel had […]

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Unite Organiser vacancy in Canterbury

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Unite Organiser vacancy in Canterbury

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has a vacancy for a permanent Organiser based in Canterbury. The successful applicant will be based in our Christchurch office but will also have responsibility for members working members in Marlborough, Tasman and West Coast regions. They will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector […]

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New Zealand Labour News: November 2018

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Labour News: November 2018

Source: Unite Union New Zealand New Zealand Labour Letter is published as a service to Labour by AIL of New Zealand Ltd. A round of rolling national strikes by principals and primary teachers will hit the nation starting on November 12, announced the New Zealand Education Institute. The decision follows the rejection of a second […]

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Migrant worker exploitation rampant across hospitality industry – Unite Union

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Migrant worker exploitation rampant across hospitality industry – Unite Union

Source: Unite Union New Zealand A union representative says the hospitality industry is rife with exploitation after some workers complained they were treated “like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened with deportation. The students paid up to $6000 each to […]

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cleaning rooms at a flash hotel

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on cleaning rooms at a flash hotel

One of two companies implicated has launched an investigation. Credits: Newshub A group of overseas students, who paid thousands to come to New Zealand to complete internships, say they’re being “treated like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened […]

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View full interview here

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on View full interview here

A union representative says the hospitality industry is rife with exploitation after some workers complained they were treated “like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened with deportation. The students paid up to $6000 each to Wellington company Internship […]

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‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on ‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened

Source: Unite Union New Zealand ‘Treated like slaves’: Overseas students claim they’re underpaid, overworked, threatened A group of overseas students, who paid thousands to come to New Zealand to complete internships, say they’re being “treated like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, […]

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View Newshub video here

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on View Newshub video here

One of two companies implicated has launched an investigation. Credits: Newshub A group of overseas students, who paid thousands to come to New Zealand to complete internships, say they’re being “treated like slaves”. The hotel management students are cleaning rooms at a flash hotel and claim they’ve been underpaid, overworked and, if they complain, threatened […]

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Unite needs new Organisers

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Unite needs new Organisers

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite has vacancies for a permanent  full and/or  part-time Organisers in the Auckland and Otago-Southalnd regions. The successful applicant(s) will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Fast Food sector, although they may also be involved in other sectors that Unite represents from time to time. We are looking […]

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Annual Leave: Time’s Up – Pay it back!

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Annual Leave: Time’s Up – Pay it back!

Source: Unite Union New Zealand By Mike Treen, Unite National Director Hundreds of millions of dollars are owed to hundreds of thousands of workers and only the top 100 employers are being asked to fix the problem and pay it back. This should not be acceptable. If it was a worker defrauding a boss or a […]

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How I got hijacked, kidnapped, tasered, cracked ribs and a fractured foot at the hands of the Israeli military in international waters

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on How I got hijacked, kidnapped, tasered, cracked ribs and a fractured foot at the hands of the Israeli military in international waters

Source: Unite Union New Zealand How I got hijacked, kidnapped, tasered, cracked ribs and a fractured foot at the hands of the Israeli military in international waters By Mike Treen, National Director of Unite Union The headline of this article tells the end of the story following an attempt by myself and others this past […]

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