Unite Union wants answers from the government as to why hundreds of thousands of workers are still waiting to have the annual leave stolen from them in the past restored. It is three years since Unite first wrote to major employers in the fast food industry telling them that they were miscalculating annual leave for their staff. It is two years since MBIE, the government agency responsible, admitted being in error in the payment of their own staff. Last week we discovered that the firm Xero, who provide accounting software for a third of all New Zealand small businesses as...
Millions owed to workers - Stolen holiday leave needs repaying now

Strike Action!.. Why is it So Awesome? Well... Imagine you’re that person at your at who ends up doing all the dishes ALL the time! But no one really notices it or  appreciates it! By stopping doing the dishes you show your lazy at mates that it’s not a magical fairy that cleans them all over night... it’s YOU! This is strike action.  When you work for Restaurant Brands you make the company heaps of $$$ but you don’t see much of it. The made $26 million in profit last year and paid the CEO a $1 million bonus recently....
Strike Action: why it works and what your rights are

KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers will strike tomorrow after negotiations broke down over a new collective agreement. “Yesterday Restaurant Brands announced  profits of $26 million and they have paid their CEO a million dollar bonus. Tomorrow the workers who actually make and sell their products have to go on strike to get a few cents above the minimum wage” said Unite National Secretary Gerard Hehir.  “This is a stark example of the growing gap between rich and poor and Unite Union members at Restaurant Brands are taking action to close the gap a little bit. While Restaurant...
KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers to strike tomorrow

 We have had some reports of members being asked to change their "desired hours" and availability on Serveme recently. Our advice is simple: do not make any changes unless you want to. Reducing your availability or "desired hours" is likely to reduce your paid and Guaranteed Minimum Hours (GMH) as follows:

A major survey of fast food workers in New Zealand has exposed the reality of “Zero Hour Contracts” for workers and some of the myths used to justify them. Over a thousand fast food union members working for the major brands in New Zealand responded to Unite Union’s online survey, with nearly 700 giving detailed information on their working hours over the previous four weeks. That is the biggest response Unite Union has ever had to a member survey.    
Secure Hours Survey