22 Dec 2016

McDonald's worker awarded $1200 over roster battle

5:08 pm on 22 December 2016

A 19-year-old woman has won her battle with fast food chain McDonald's for $1200 backpay, after not being rostered on for three consecutive weeks.

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Stacey Postlewaight, a Unite Union member, argued she should have been rostered on for 24.5 hours per week at a west Auckland outlet, as agreed upon in the collective agreement.

She said she was removed from the roster after trying to cut down her availability to fit in a second job.

Unite Union said this kind of issue used to be more common with fast food companies, but now workers could claim backpay if they were rostered for less than their secure hours number.

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