Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Workers to Strike over Fast Food Giant's Stance on Rostered Hours

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Workers to Strike over Fast Food Giant's Stance on Rostered Hours

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STRIKES and protests at New Zealand McDonald's will go ahead this week after a union rejected a new employment offer from the fast food giant.

McDonald's said it had offered its workers more secure hours of employment -- a move that comes after rival company Restaurant Brands said it would do away with zero hours contracts. But the Unite Union said the McDonald's proposal was not a genuine offer of secure hours, and the union would reject it.

Union national director Mike Treen said strikes and protests would go ahead at McDonald's restaurants, as well as at Burger King and Wendy's outlets, as part of an international fast food workers day of action tom-orrow. Mr Treen said McDonald's had offered a guarantee of 80% of "rostered hours".

"Rostered hours are a long way from hours worked, which is the formula we have used at Restaurant Brands," he said.

"Rostered hours are completely under the control of the company. They can go up and down at their discretion . …

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