KFC Kaikohe. Workers laid off. Pickets on.

KFC Kaikohe. Workers laid off. Pickets on.

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This morning workers at KFC Kaikohe were told they are to be laid off just before Christmas. A picket has been put on the store until the company decides to do the right thing by the workers.

The company was aware of the likelihood of closure for at least a year without letting the crew know.

"Restaurant Brands made $23.8 million dollars profit last year thanks in part to the loyalty of employees and customers in small communities like Kaikohe." said Unite Union organiser Gary Cranston. "It's not like they can't afford to pay them enough to get through Christmas."