By Mike Treen, Unite Union National Director (Reprinted from The Daily Blog) Towards the end of last year there were a relentless series of stories of corporate malfeasance. Pumpkin Patch shut up shop with the loss of hundreds of jobs and is refusing to pay its workers in New Zealand the...
System protects corporate thieves, cheats, and killers

By Mike Treen, Unite Union National Director (Reprinted from The Daily Blog) A coroner’s inquest has revealed how WINZ has adopted a punitive culture that led directly to the recent suicide of one of the people it was meant to be helping. Celebrated former beneficiary Paula Bennet was the minister in...
WINZ bosses murder a beneficiary – Paula Bennet is responsible

Unite union wishes all our members and supporters a very happy Xmas and New Year.  Over the past year Unite union delegates and organisers have recruited 3,855 new members. As most of you will know, turnover is very high in our industries (around 70% a year) and so we lost...