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

Vote for new Collective Agreement for RBL Waged staff

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

During the recent power outage in Gisborne our delegate and newly elected Unite Union Executive member and KFC worker Memory Leach went above and beyond her duties. When the power went out Memory was still asleep as she had worked the night shift. She was awoken by members in the store ringing her telling her that the Restaurant Manager has told them all to go home, but they were scared that if they left they will not be paid. Memory rocked up in her Unite Union hoodie and a thermos of hot tea and coffee in hands. The restaurant manager...
KFC union delegate goes above and beyond during Gisborne power outage

 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:

CEO to meet with workers to discuss “positive pathway forward”. We are pleased to announce that Russel Creedy, CEO of Restaurant Brands has accepted an offer from the laid off workers of KFC Kaikohe to discuss a “positive pathway forward”. Thirteen Kaikohe KFC employees had been left high and dry before Christmas after being made redundant with no compensation.
Kaikohe KFC prematurely closed down following 10 days of community support pickets.

(Reprinted from Stuff website) By SARAH HARRIS Thirteen Kaikohe KFC employees are being left high and dry before Christmas after being made redundant with no compensation. Restaurant Brands, who own KFC, is closing the store on December 2 due to several years of running at a loss. Unite Union organiser Gary Cranston says the store has known it might close for the last year but only told staff on November 12. See Video interview with Unite Organiser Gary Cranston https://assets.stuff.co.nz/video/production/1447362951586-kfc.mp4
KFC refuse redundancy payouts

Kelvin Davis with KFC Kaikohe workers KFC is to shut its Kaikohe outlet with no payout for the workers just three weeks before Christmas, says Kelvin Davis, MP for Te Tai Tokerau.  “The ten staff were notified late last week that they would lose their jobs early next month.  Restaurant Brands, who own KFC, have refused to provide compensation.    
Labour MP Kelvin Davis - No Goodwill from KFC

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