Unite Union | Extra money for working horrible hours? Sounds reasonable!
Union members at New Zealand’s two largest cinemas are finally getting a fair go for their late-night work – all work done in the nasty hours of the mornings between 1 or 2 am and 8 am will be paid at time and a half at Hoyts and Event.
Unite Union has fought hard year after year to get a penal rate for night hours and finally signed off on one in their 2017 contracts.
Any of us who have ever worked until the wee hours of the morning know that it is much harder than a 9 to 5 shift. Introducing these penal rates are a great start in recognising this extra work involved.