Unite (NZ)

Auckland McDonald's blockaded in pay and homophobia dispute

Around 30 trade union activists have today blocked entry to the Auckland branch of McDonalds. They are protesting against the dismissal of union delegate, Sean Bailey who had been sacked after exposing proof that McDonald’s had been underpaying workers millions of dollars and not giving them adequate breaks. His dismissal came shortly after being threatened by his manager who told him he would be disciplined if he didn’t act ‘less gay’.

New Zealand McDonald's workers escalate campaign

1300 McDonald's workers, members of the Unite union, are escalating their campaign in the wake of yesterdays conference of McDonald's bosses refusing to lift pay rates or offer real security of hours.