Around 160,000 hospitality workers and over 24,000 employers will be covered by a new Hospo Fair pay Agreement that has just been given the green light by MBIE.
Unite was informed on 30th May that the Chief Executive has approved it’s application to proceed to the bargaining stage.
“We are very excited that we can now get on with the job and deliver some significant improvements for low paid workers who really need help.”
“This Fair Pay Agreement will also help the industry out of it’s staffing crisis. Employers who see the need and are willing to improve pay and conditions to attract and keep good employees won’t be undercut by those wanting to continue the minimum wage, minimum hours and high turnover practices that contribute so much to the current shortages of staff”
The next step is for Unite to begin notifying employer groups, employers and other unions in hospitality so bargaining sides can be formed. Hospitality employers will be required to provide unions involved with contact details of all covered employees so that they can be consulted before and during bargaining.
Hospo workers who want to get involved in the bargaining process can sign up here.
Detailed information on the approval and coverage will be available shortly on the MBIE website here.