Cotton On, the Australian retail chain with over 80 stores in New Zealand, has become one of the first companies to try and take advantage of the new “tea break” law says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid.
Workers will hit the picket line after FIRST Union members at Pak'n Save Rotorua unanimously endorsed a call for action says FIRST Union senior organiser Bill Bradford. The demonstration against bullying and intimidation will take place outside Pak'n Save Rotorua tomorrow.
"Workers are fed up with the actions of Pak'n Save Rotorua. When FIRST Union organisers entered Pak'n Save Rotorua in early March stories of management's disregard for employment law quickly emerged" says Mr Bradford.
Cyclone Pam is forecast to hit the east coast of the North Island overnight and conflicting advice from local government means workers are unsure whether they should attend work tomorrow says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid.
Figures released by Statistics New Zealand reveal almost 500,000 businesses are operating in New Zealand, an all-time high. However General Secretary of the FIRST Union Robert Reid says record business growth is not translating to record employment growth.