Unite Union Declares SuperSize Victory against Fast Food Giants

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Unite Union Declares SuperSize Victory against Fast Food Giants
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Press Release: Unite Union
Unite Union Declares SuperSize Victory against Fast Food Giants
Press Release Unite Union
4 December, 2006, 4pm

Unite Union Declares SuperSize Victory against Fast Food Giants

After months of negotiation Unite Union has reached a breakthrough collective employment agreement with fast food giant McDonald’s, after signing an agreement earlier this year with Restaurant Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks) and Red Rooster.

“Negotiations have been long and slow but after persistence with our SuperSizeMyPay.com campaign we have finally seen a breakthrough with McDonald’s in November and Burger King has realised it must follow suit,” said Unite national secretary Matt McCarten.

“The collective agreements that these companies and their franchisees have entered into see significant moves across the country on youth rates and some instances pay rises of up to two dollars per hour.

“Starting tomorrow McDonald’s workers under 18 will receive an 11.6 per cent increase after six months and over 18 year-olds will receive a 2.7 – 15.7 per cent increase after the same time period.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0612/S00046.htm

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Dec 8 2006 06:28

After months = over a year. McD's are wankers, what can I say? It's quite confusing. I'm not sure where the 15.7% comes from. The pay rises in the second year are what the new minimum wages are expected to be. They might even be lower. The key thing is that there is at least a gain for people after 6 months of employment. There's no activist base or anything of the sort in McD's, so you'll have to take from that what you want.

It would be interesting to know why McD's finally wanted to just get a deal out of the way.

simon
(i don't work there anymore btw)