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First Union to target retailers next over zero hour contracts

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  • May 4, 2015
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First Union to target retailers next over zero hour contracts
A previous strike at Bunnings Warehouse.

First Union has warned that retailers exploiting their employees by offering insecure and unpredictable hours will come under union scrutiny, following Unite Union’s win over zero hours contracts at McDonald’s and other major fast food retailers.

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Dirty deals targeted by Commerce Commission and Consumer NZ

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  • March 19, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Dirty deals targeted by Commerce Commission and Consumer NZ

The Commerce Commission began enforcing the new unfair contract terms provisions of the Fair Trading Act on Tuesday, giving no grace period for businesses.

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UPDATED: Cotton On staff told to be fun and “keep it real” or face getting fired

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  • March 19, 2015
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UPDATED: Cotton On staff told to be fun and “keep it real” or face getting fired

In a demonstration of buzzwords gone wrong, a copy of Cotton On’s code of conduct leaked to Melbourne newspaper The Age says staff are required to be fun and “keep it real.” Failing to do so could result in getting fired, as it doesn’t meet Cotton On’s values of being “Fun, Entrepreneurial, Keeping it real, Family, Ethical and Engaged.”

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