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.
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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." ...