One worker has been backpaid and several others are waiting to be paid for working illegal, unpaid pre-employment work trials and other unpaid work at McDonald's New Zealand's newest restaurant. Workers had to attend compulsory unpaid meetings and work for free cleaning the restaurant in preparation for opening day. Heidi...
McDonald's newest NZ restaurant built on unpaid labour, illegal work trials.
McDonald's newest NZ restaurant built on unpaid labour, illegal work trials.

By Unite National Secretary Gerard Hehir This online article was published without any attempt (that we are aware of) to contact Unite Union to verify the claims made. The headline, in particular, is simply wrong. There was no "union money" behind the scheme.  http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/06/revealed-grand-plans-behind-labour-s-intern-scheme.html The only union organisation spoken to, the CTU,...
Unite complains to Press Council
Unite complains to Press Council

The New Zealand Labour Letter is provided as a service to Labour by AIL of New Zealand Ltd.  National Labour News The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) praised the decision by Ports of Auckland to stop releasing methyl bromide emissions into the air. MUNZ National Secretary Joe Fleetwood said the...
Labour Letter June 2017