Radio NZ reports:
Thousands of fast-food workers are about to get fully guaranteed work hours for the first time in decades.
Unite Union has reached a new collective agreement with Restaurant Brands, which scrapped zero-hour contracts last year, to ensure further certainty around workers’ hours and shifts.
Gerard Hehir from UNITE says:
“This is something we’ve dreamed about for a long time – and crucially, I think, not just in the industry, not just for our union, but there are hundreds of thousands of workers who work on very precarious work.”
“What this shows is if Restaurant Brands can do it, if KFC can do it, if Carl’s JR and Pizza Hutt can do it, if Starbucks can do it, then there are many [other] businesses that can do it as well.”
The zero-hour contracts ban was a team effort. Here’s what Labour’s Iain Lees-Galloway had to say when the law was passed.
Let’s hope for more of this in election year …