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Unite files harassment claim against Auckland Airport

Unite Union has filed a claim with the Employment Relations Authority regarding harassment of union members by senior management and supervisors at Auckland Airport.

Since union members have engaged in industrial action to get changes to the company’s medieval contract with foodcourt employees the company management has embarked on a campaign of bullying and intimidation of union members.

This is not new to Unite's members but it has escalated recently. The actions Unite is complaining of include -

• Union members being told they would be denied roster changes because they have taken strike action
• Members being declined preferred shifts because they have taken strike action
• Members accused of acting against non-union members

Strike action continues against NZ's worst employment agreement

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.

Unite members on strike over country's worst employment agreement

Unite members on strike over country's worst employment agreement

Workers employed in the foodcourt at Auckland International Airport took strike action on Saturday 7 June against New Zealand's worst employment contract.
Unite National Director Mike Treen says the contract is appalling. "It's the worst contract we've ever seen. It's positively medieval," he said.
"These workers are vulnerable workers in the first place. They are mainly Maori, Pacific and recent migrants. They deserve a fair go."

Features of the contract include:

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