Aug 16

Fastfood workers pay hit by snowstorm

Posted by Dave Griffith

Workers at KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks stores in areas hit by the snowstorm in recent days have been told that they will not get paid for any hours lost. Christchurch Unite Union organiser Matt Jones criticised Restaurant Brands the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks franchises in New Zealand. He believed…

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Jun 21

Union claims “horrendous” workplace bullying in Christchurch

Posted by Dave Griffith

The Unite Union has claimed today that incidents of “horrendous” workplace bullying have risen sharply as businesses struggle to deal with the impact of the ongoing earthquakes in Christchurch. Unite Union organiser Matt Jones says his organisation has been flooded with calls from members, especially since the 22nd Febraury earthquake. Matt Jones says…

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May 24

Some SkyCity Casino workers wearing flea collars

Posted by Dave Griffith

Some workers at Auckland’s SkyCity casino are having to spray themselves with insect repellent and wear flea collars to keep from being bitten on the job. Unite Union national director Mike Treen said workers had been complaining to SkyCity management, as well as the union, for years. The carpet around the gaming machines…

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