What is Unite Union?

We are a democratic community of workers who have banded together to increase the power we hold in our workplaces. Our past victories include getting rid of zero-hours contracts, defeating youth rates, and winning back tens of millions in incorrectly paid annual leave.

We've got each others' backs too, union delegates are the power-balance to unfair management. From favouritism in our workplaces, to bullying and unfair disciplinary action, Unite delegates support and fight for the rights of our members.

Why should I join?

Unite is a loud, proactive union. We ensure our members have a seat at the table and that their voices are heard in their workplaces. We work together to win better working conditions and higher pay.

Whether you're looking for more secure hours, better pay, representation or you have a sense of justice, joining Unite is for you.

Our fees are only 1.2% of gross pay with a minimum of $2/week and a maximum of $7/week ($4.25/week if your site doesn't have a collective), so join now!

Easter and ANZAC Holidays

These can be a busy time in Hospitality - both for workers and most employers. 

You need to know when you have to work public holidays, what you should get paid and when you can get a paid holiday -  because there are special rules about pay and getting time off. 

Click here for a day by day explanation of work, pay and holidays over 2023 Easter and ANZAC day.


Hospitality Fair Pay Agreement

Unite is bargaining for a Fair Pay Agreement to raise the pay and improve working conditions for all hospitality workers across Aotearoa.

Go to our Hospo Fair Pay website for more details.