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Our Union

Unite is a trade union for hospitality workers in Aotearoa - New Zealand. Our History

We are a democratic community of workers who have banded together to increase the power we hold in our workplaces. Our past victories include getting rid of zero-hours contracts, defeating youth rates, and winning back tens of millions in incorrectly paid annual leave.

We've got each others' backs too, union delegates are the power-balance to unfair management. From favouritism in our workplaces, to bullying and unfair disciplinary action, Unite delegates support and fight for the rights of our members.

People anc

Our People

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John Crocker

National Secretary

Auckland

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Shanna Reeder

Assistant National Secretary

Auckland

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Gerard Hehir

Assistant National Secretary

Manawatu

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Ben Peterson

Regional Organiser

Wellington

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Joe Carolan

 Casinos & Hospitality Organiser, Auckland

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Shimona Zhang

Hospitality Organiser

Auckland

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Aimee Brown

Hospitality Organiser

Auckland

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Andre Rabe

PWUA Organiser

Auckland

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Julia Liu

Advocate & Office Administrator

Auckland

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Ekta Punj

Office Manager & Accountant

Auckland

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Simon Edmunds

Regional Organiser

Otago & Southland

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Hazel May

Regional Organiser

Canterbury & West Coast

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Lauren McGee

Hospitality Org & Legal Officer

South Auckland & North Waikato

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Samuel Burnside Woods

Casework Support &

Call Centres Organiser

Auckland

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Heeni Smith

Regional Organiser

Central Districts & Hawkes Bay +

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Laura Cole-Phillips

Hospitality Organiser

Auckland

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Leticia Clarke

Regional Organiser

Taranaki

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