Youth rates off the agenda in fast food industry says Unite Union

5 Apr

Unite union says it appears that McDonald’s, the largest youth employer in New Zealand, have backed off a claim to reintroduce youth rates in the industry.

At negotiations yesterday the company withdrew the claim. "This is a significant step forward in the negotiations" said Unite Union campaign organiser, Joe Carolan "but we are yet to resolve other matters in dispute between the two parties."

The other major employer in the industry, Restaurant Brands which operates the KFC, Pizza Hutt, Starbucks and Carls Jr brands has signed a terms of settlement in their negotiations with the union that does not include youth rates.

"It seems that the major players have accepted that this step backwards by the government doesn’t have to be adopted in the fast food industry." said Mr Carolan.



2 Responses to “Youth rates off the agenda in fast food industry says Unite Union”

  1. simonoosterman374 April 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Good work.


  2. joce Jesson April 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Well done, this is a fight for all precarious workers

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