Sneaky Unite Union hypocrites attack McDonalds

Unite Union is taking on McDonalds, apparently over what they call “stolen wages and stolen breaks”.

Unite claims $2.5m “Stolen Wages, Stolen Breaks” against McDonald’s

Unite are submitting an employment authority case against McDonald’s today for unpaid breaks that the union estimates has resulted in unpaid wages of $2.5 million.

“We have wage and time records from two stores (one a McCopco store and one a franchisee) for the last four months that confirm a consistent pattern of not paying for lost lunch breaks – as they are required to do under the collective agreement,” said Unite National Director Mike Treen. 

“The company has done everything possible to stop us exposing their theft. They have refused to supply the wage and time records and are demanding we get every member to sign a new form authorising release of information to the union. But this stalling tactic won’t save them. We have been able to get enough information from members to prove our case despite the company’s refusal to supply the records officially.

Isn’t this the Union that didn’t pay PAYE tax, and failed to file KiwiSaver contributions?

That is actually theft from their own employees.

Oh the irony.

Actually it is a bloody cheek and utterly hypocritical of them. Not only that Unite has been planning this war since at least March.

Unite were hell-bent on going to war with McDonalds regardless. They’re a big fat burger of a target.

This picture was posted on one of the members’ Facebook pages. It’s a training day for the union where everyone had to practice the drill for protesting against McDs. See all the flash banners and posters ready to go.


The protest training was March but Unite are a pack of sneaks. Bargaining hadn’t even started let alone broken down by then.

If Unite had already printed the banners, run their training drills and practiced their mega-phone chants  – they were hardly walking into the negotiation room in the spirit of good faith.

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