Since establishing a presence in hotels in 2004, Unite has grown to be the primary union in the sector. We have worksites and members across the entire country, with significant membership in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch.

Hotels lead the campaign to end Zero Hour contracts as well as campaigning for and negotiating increased entitlements and rights at work:

  • Consistent wage increases year on year
  • Increases in sick leave to be more than the statutory minimum
  • 15 minute breaks, more than the legally required 10
  • Unpleasant duties allowances

Managed Isolation/Quarantine Facilities:

Unite is working closely with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business and Innovation and the Council of Trade Unions throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to maintain the safety of workers in these hotels. Unite will continue to support and assist our members through this unprecedented time.

Every worker has the right to be safe at work — Join Unite!

Lead Organiser


Gerard Hehir

National Secretary

Gerard is based in Palmerston North and is our National Secretary

021 029 40345