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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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Burger King year long ban highlights massive wage theft problem

By   /  August 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Burger King year long ban highlights massive wage theft problem

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Unite union supports the Labour Inspectorate’s enforcement action that has seen Burger King (Antares Restaurants) banned from getting new visas for migrant workers for a year. https://www.employment.govt.nz/resolving-problems/steps-to-resolve/labour-inspectorate/employers-who-have-breached-minimum-employment-standards/  The reason for then ban is for paying a salaried manager (and Unite union member) less than the minimum wage:  https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12097042 “This is […]

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French Unions condemn violent attack on another unionist as second flotilla boat boarded

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on French Unions condemn violent attack on another unionist as second flotilla boat boarded

Source: Unite Union New Zealand French Unions condemn violent attack on another unionist as second flotilla boat boarded The following is a release from the French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) who had a member aboard the second  flotilla boat, “FREEDOM”  boarded illegally by Israeli forces in the last few days.   “The CGT protests […]

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Mike Treen imprisoned in Israel after violent attack on Al Awda in International waters

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Mike Treen imprisoned in Israel after violent attack on Al Awda in International waters

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Mike Treen imprisoned in Israel after violent attack on Al Awda in International waters Eyewitnesses report that Unite Union leader Mike Treen’s boat was hijacked in a violent raid and that he and the rest of the crew are being held in Givon prison, 100 km north of Tel Aviv. […]

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New Zealand Union leader attacked and imprisoned by Israeli military

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Union leader attacked and imprisoned by Israeli military

Source: Unite Union New Zealand New Zealand Union leader Mike Treen has been attacked and unlawfully detained by the Israeli military this morning and his union,Unite, is calling on our government to demand Israeli authorities release him and the other international campaigners that were aboard the Al Awda this morning when it was raided. His […]

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Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen, is about to join the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla determined to challenge Israel’s 11-year inhumane naval blockade of Gaza later this month. Treen says it is “a great honour to be asked to participate and a chance to deepen solidarity between […]

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“Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on “Popcorn strike” planned for Hoyts Cinemas, Saturday

Source: Unite Union New Zealand In what has been dubbed a “Popcorn Strike” Unite Union will be handing out free popcorn outside Hoyts Cinemas to support Hoyts workers who have been threatened with being locked out until the end of July if they go on strike for only one minute. Workers are being told they […]

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Cruel threat from across the ditch – Hoyts workers face month-long lockout

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Employment Issues, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions, Unite Union New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cruel threat from across the ditch – Hoyts workers face month-long lockout

Source: Unite Union New Zealand Hoyts cinemas have threatened their workers that if they take even 1 minute of strike action, they will be locked out of the workplace for almost a month. The threat comes after union members rejected a 3-year offer that would have seen all staff who are not on base rates that […]

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