Gerard Hehir

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Gerard Hehir says : "Unite Union welcomes extra support for some redundant workers. Hundreds of our members will be better off, but hundreds more will still be facing desperate times" External link

voxy Monday, May 25, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Even if you can have people one metre apart, the moment someone moves, you've got a major problem," "The legislation itself says workers shouldn't be in contact with each other for more than 15 minutes, but this isn't viable with people working in a kitchen for hours and hours" External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Of course this is happening inside closed restaurants so we don't see photos in the media," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Even if you can have people one metre apart, the moment someone moves, you've got a major problem," "The legislation itself says workers shouldn't be in contact with each other for more than 15 minutes, but this isn't viable with people working in a kitchen for hours and hours" External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "There are sophisticated recording cameras in all of those stores," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "There are sophisticated recording cameras in all of those stores," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "They're forcing workers to sign. There's a whole range of issues here. We've asked our members to not take the deal," External link

Stuff Friday, April 24, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "It's problematic because contractors aren't covered by the same protections as employees. A significant part of their income comes from tips," "These jobs are usually taken up by vulnerable workers who may not know their rights" External link

Stuff Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "SkyCity has increased people's hardship and then gone and asked other staff to reach into their pockets to support them," "This idea of 'we're all in this together' and should contribute together is not quite the same when you have someone earning the minimum wage and others on six figure salaries" External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "I don't think that's appropriate at all," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "This is not about a business owner that can't afford to pay their bills. Blackstone Group has nearly $200 million in capital that it can access," External link

newshub Friday, April 17, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "This is not about a business owner that can't afford to pay their bills. Blackstone Group has nearly $200 million in capital that it can access," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "There is no excuse. I just don't buy that these big companies that qualify for wage subsidies and could extend their credit under new provisions by banks would not pay staff," "It's problematic that employers think because of the restrictions of trading in this lockdown they can flout their minimum entitlements" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "It's inexcusable. They have had the same time as every other employer to sort it out but haven't — it is not acceptable and they have failed their employees," "Burger King are wholly owned by the Blackstone Group, one of the biggest private equity firms in the world and worth over US$34 billion. They can absolutely afford to pay their low paid employees 100 per cent of their normal wages for the lockdown" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Any entity involved in the supply, delivery, distribution and sale of food, beverage and other key consumer goods essential for maintaining the wellbeing of people, but not takeaway shops," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "I've seen emails this morning where a worker inquired and an employer responded, 'You'll have to use your couple of days sick leave and then you're on unpaid leave'," External link

Stuff Monday, March 16, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "You put all the rules in place you like, you can issue all the bits of paper you like at the airport, but we know that the incentives and disincentives, particularly financial, are crucial to getting this done properly for all of our sakes," External link

Stuff Monday, March 16, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "When they have a problem with an employee, they deal with it immediately. When an employee has a problem with them, it takes months," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Some employees will happily make themselves more available for higher pay, which means that others are not forced to continuously work shifts that make their personal and family lives very difficult," External link

newshub Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Apparently incentives are only for very highly paid executives at SkyCity" External link

voxy Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Apparently incentives are only for very highly paid executives at SkyCity" External link

voxy Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "We receive daily reports from stressed-out staff unable to take breaks, reeling from angry customers and unable to ensure the stores are clean and correct food preparation procedures are followed," External link

newshub Friday, May 17, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "The last pay increase offer for salaried members was less than 3 per cent," External link

Stuff Friday, May 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Low wage employers need to realise that they can't get away with just increasing their lowest rate only and undervaluing their experienced and skilled staff," External link

Stuff Friday, May 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said ( about Tech Mahindra ) : “We are calling on Vodafone and Tech Mahindra to show some corporate responsibility and act in good faith towards its employees,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 10, 2019 8:46:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "After we alerted them on the morning of New Year's Day that almost all their employees hadn't received pay, they said Westpac was down. It was all supposed to be loaded on Monday night. Some people had already missed out on pay for additional hours worked and then they didn't get any pay until Thursday January 3…there are a lot of people who live pay cheque to pay cheque and it's a real problem if their pay is late one week," External link

Stuff Monday, January 14, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "After we alerted them on the morning of New Year's Day that almost all their employees hadn't received pay, they said Westpac was down. It was all supposed to be loaded on Monday night. Some people had already missed out on pay for additional hours worked and then they didn't get any pay until Thursday January 3…there are a lot of people who live pay cheque to pay cheque and it's a real problem if their pay is late one week," External link

Stuff Monday, January 14, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir explained : "You might turn up for an eight-hour shift... and you'll be sent on your half-hour meal break straight away, within half-an-hour," "Then you'll get no meal breaks for seven hours after that. That was to get the breaks out of the way so people could work right through the busy meal period" External link

newshub Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Small service companies are high risk because what we find is a business might be on the banned but might operate under another company," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:55:00 PM EAT



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secretary57.14%EN11/24/201624/11/2016
national secretary42.86%EN11/24/201624/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Gerard HehirEN100.00%


 
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Gerard Hehir

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Gerard Hehir says : "Unite Union welcomes extra support for some redundant workers. Hundreds of our members will be better off, but hundreds more will still be facing desperate times" External link

voxy Monday, May 25, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Even if you can have people one metre apart, the moment someone moves, you've got a major problem," "The legislation itself says workers shouldn't be in contact with each other for more than 15 minutes, but this isn't viable with people working in a kitchen for hours and hours" External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Of course this is happening inside closed restaurants so we don't see photos in the media," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Even if you can have people one metre apart, the moment someone moves, you've got a major problem," "The legislation itself says workers shouldn't be in contact with each other for more than 15 minutes, but this isn't viable with people working in a kitchen for hours and hours" External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "There are sophisticated recording cameras in all of those stores," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "There are sophisticated recording cameras in all of those stores," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "They're forcing workers to sign. There's a whole range of issues here. We've asked our members to not take the deal," External link

Stuff Friday, April 24, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "It's problematic because contractors aren't covered by the same protections as employees. A significant part of their income comes from tips," "These jobs are usually taken up by vulnerable workers who may not know their rights" External link

Stuff Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "SkyCity has increased people's hardship and then gone and asked other staff to reach into their pockets to support them," "This idea of 'we're all in this together' and should contribute together is not quite the same when you have someone earning the minimum wage and others on six figure salaries" External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "I don't think that's appropriate at all," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "This is not about a business owner that can't afford to pay their bills. Blackstone Group has nearly $200 million in capital that it can access," External link

newshub Friday, April 17, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "This is not about a business owner that can't afford to pay their bills. Blackstone Group has nearly $200 million in capital that it can access," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "There is no excuse. I just don't buy that these big companies that qualify for wage subsidies and could extend their credit under new provisions by banks would not pay staff," "It's problematic that employers think because of the restrictions of trading in this lockdown they can flout their minimum entitlements" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "It's inexcusable. They have had the same time as every other employer to sort it out but haven't — it is not acceptable and they have failed their employees," "Burger King are wholly owned by the Blackstone Group, one of the biggest private equity firms in the world and worth over US$34 billion. They can absolutely afford to pay their low paid employees 100 per cent of their normal wages for the lockdown" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Any entity involved in the supply, delivery, distribution and sale of food, beverage and other key consumer goods essential for maintaining the wellbeing of people, but not takeaway shops," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "I've seen emails this morning where a worker inquired and an employer responded, 'You'll have to use your couple of days sick leave and then you're on unpaid leave'," External link

Stuff Monday, March 16, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "You put all the rules in place you like, you can issue all the bits of paper you like at the airport, but we know that the incentives and disincentives, particularly financial, are crucial to getting this done properly for all of our sakes," External link

Stuff Monday, March 16, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "When they have a problem with an employee, they deal with it immediately. When an employee has a problem with them, it takes months," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Some employees will happily make themselves more available for higher pay, which means that others are not forced to continuously work shifts that make their personal and family lives very difficult," External link

newshub Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Apparently incentives are only for very highly paid executives at SkyCity" External link

voxy Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Apparently incentives are only for very highly paid executives at SkyCity" External link

voxy Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "We receive daily reports from stressed-out staff unable to take breaks, reeling from angry customers and unable to ensure the stores are clean and correct food preparation procedures are followed," External link

newshub Friday, May 17, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "The last pay increase offer for salaried members was less than 3 per cent," External link

Stuff Friday, May 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Low wage employers need to realise that they can't get away with just increasing their lowest rate only and undervaluing their experienced and skilled staff," External link

Stuff Friday, May 17, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said ( about Tech Mahindra ) : “We are calling on Vodafone and Tech Mahindra to show some corporate responsibility and act in good faith towards its employees,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 10, 2019 8:46:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "After we alerted them on the morning of New Year's Day that almost all their employees hadn't received pay, they said Westpac was down. It was all supposed to be loaded on Monday night. Some people had already missed out on pay for additional hours worked and then they didn't get any pay until Thursday January 3…there are a lot of people who live pay cheque to pay cheque and it's a real problem if their pay is late one week," External link

Stuff Monday, January 14, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "After we alerted them on the morning of New Year's Day that almost all their employees hadn't received pay, they said Westpac was down. It was all supposed to be loaded on Monday night. Some people had already missed out on pay for additional hours worked and then they didn't get any pay until Thursday January 3…there are a lot of people who live pay cheque to pay cheque and it's a real problem if their pay is late one week," External link

Stuff Monday, January 14, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Gerard Hehir explained : "You might turn up for an eight-hour shift... and you'll be sent on your half-hour meal break straight away, within half-an-hour," "Then you'll get no meal breaks for seven hours after that. That was to get the breaks out of the way so people could work right through the busy meal period" External link

newshub Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Gerard Hehir said : "Small service companies are high risk because what we find is a business might be on the banned but might operate under another company," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:55:00 PM EAT



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secretary57.14%EN11/24/201624/11/2016
national secretary42.86%EN11/24/201624/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Gerard HehirEN100.00%


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