Burger King union members to strike and picket today

Members of the Unite Union who work at Burger King will go on strike today to protest unpaid work, lack of breaks and low pay rates.

Union spokesperson Gerard Hehir said in a release that strikes and pickets will take place across the country, with 92 per cent of members voting to strike.

"They are sick of having some of the lowest pay rates amongst major fast food companies, sick of working unpaid hours, sick of not getting their breaks and sick of Burger King not sticking to agreements," Mr Hehir said.

The union accused Burger King of withholding staff clock in/clock out records, "despite having supplied such information on an individual basis previously".

Mr Hehir said Unite Union has asked the Labour Inspectorate to investigate whether Burger King is breaking the law by regularly requiring salaried managers on minimum wage to work extra unpaid hours.

"Burger King needs to wake up - the days of employers getting away with stealing their workers time and wages are over," Mr Hehir said.

Source: 1 NEWS



Take a trip to the South Auckland retirement village using dance to keep in shape

If you like to boogie, break it down, cut some shapes and shake, a South Auckland retirement village could be just the place for you.

Seven Sharp reports the residents of Manurewa's Elmwood Village have a disco every day to keep the body sharp and the mind even sharper.

The programme reckons disco dancing is the perfect way to work up a sweat, and have fun while you're doing it. 

Tamati Rimene-Sproat went to Elmwood Village to check out the disco and you can see his report in the video above.

Residents at Manurewa's Elmwood Village have a disco every day to keep the body and mind sharp. Source: Seven Sharp


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Hang glider pilot dies in crash at beach near Auckland

A person has died following a hang glider incident near Auckland this afternoon.

Police say emergency services were called to the incident at Karioitahi Beach, south west of the city, around 4pm today.

They say a male died at the scene and police are in the process of informing next of kin.

A hang glider. Source: 1 NEWS