Restaurant Brands is refusing to reemploy a Pizza Hut assistant manager Amit Sharma despite 4 years service with the company because his work visa was renewed by immigration two days late.
The delay in getting approval was caused by Immigration NZ having to ask the company to resend its sponsorship forms because the ones they used to support the assistant managers application were no longer valid.
Now the worker faces having his right to stay in New Zealand terminated on Friday unless the company comes to the rescue.
Unite Union National Director Mike Treen says “the company’s attitude is simply inhuman.
“Here we have someone who has given the company 4 years service and he is tossed aside like so much garbage because they can’t be bothered renewing their sponsorship.
“The company told us they have no positions for an assistant manager in any of their dozens of store. We don’t accept that argument. In fact his manager at the Birkenhead store told me that he has been without an assistant since Amit was terminated and he wants Amit back in his store.
“The only fair thing to do in these circumstances is to place Amit back as an Assiatant Manager with the company” said Mike Treen. It is the only decent and humane thing to do.”