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Unite New Zealand members to strike at fast food outlets
May 17th, 2019 by Massimo

Unite Community Union members have voted overwhelmingly to reject the latest contract offer from Restaurant Brands Limited (KFC, Carl’s JR and Pizza Hut) and will take strike action over the weekend.

Union members reject the company’s offer on wages, starting rates, scheduling and a proposed reduction of paid breaks from 15 to 10 minutes.

For the first time ever Salaried Assistant and Store Managers – half of whom belong to the union – are standing alongside their waged colleagues to take action. “The last pay increase offer for salaried members was less than 3%. Many of them already find themselves working for a lower hourly rate than many of the waged staff they manage, despite having considerable extra responsibilities”, said Unite National Secretary and Lead Negotiator Gerard Hehir.


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