Burger King protest over migrant workers' treatment

KELSEY FLETCHER
Last updated 14:18 19/08/2012
Burger King protest
KELSEY FLETCHER / Fairfax NZ
PROTEST: Unite members and workers at Burger King beside Aotea Sq this afternoon.

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The workers' union Unite has put the heat on fast-food giant Burger King in Auckland today after claims surfaced earlier this month the company was unfairly treating migrant workers and underpaying its staff.

Around 50 members and supporters gathered outside the Queen St Metro Building's Burger King to "educate" and "bring all the facts".

Police and security services monitored the scene where it is believed Burger King representatives were sitting inside.

Unite's national director Mike Treen also claims the company carried out a campaign to force people to resign from the union.

He said 200 people have quit in the past three months and all workers have been threatened with disciplinary action if they speak out against the company.

The case is before the Employment Relations Authority where Burger King has said they will vigorously defend themselves.

Burger King was today unavailable for comment.

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