- About us
- Join Unite
- Your employer
- Burger King
- Call Centres
- Language Schools
- Maori TV
- Pizza Hut
- Restaurant Brands Call Centre
- SkyCity Hotels & Casinos
- Know Your Rights
- Health and Safety
- 2010-11 Christmas & New Year holidays
- Delegate's Charter
- Having a baby? Parental Leave
- New law for shifties
- Redundancy rebates for workers
- Starting a new job
- Working for Families
- Create content
Strike action continues against NZ's worst employment agreement
Further strike action was carried out at Auckland Airport on Saturday 28 June by workers at the foodcourt who suffer New Zealand's worst employment contract.
Unite Union National Director Mike Treen has described the contract as medieval and Saturday's strike and protest followed no shift in the company's position in negotiations last week.
"This company seems determined to hold onto this appalling contract while the workers are determined to get a better deal," he said.
"It has some of the most onerous conditions we have seen in a New Zealand contract. The workers are treated without dignity or respect by two high profile companies (Host Marriott Services Corporation and Auckland International Airport Limited) who operate the foodcourt business in a joint venture.
"To add insult to injury most of these workers received a six per cent cut in pay this year when the company cut standard shift hours from 40 to 37.5 hours per week. These cuts included workers who have worked at the site for many years."
The strike had a good atmosphere and people were in high spirits despite trespass warnings being issued to some of the organisers of the picket. Public support was again high for the workers and their demands for better working conditions.
Last week the union wrote to both Auckland City Council and Manukau City Council as shareholders in Auckland International Airport to seek support.