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their own environment.’’
Sky showed it was no longer sticking its head in the sand over its challenges in February, when it cut the entry price of Sky to $24.51 a month by splitting its Sky Basic package into a new base product, Sky Starter, and Sky Entertainment. WENDY’S workers across the country have gone on strike after collective agreement negotiations broke down, which the union claims led to workers having their hours cut.
Unite Union issued a strike notice to Wendco, the company behind the fast food chain, which covers 6am yesterday until midnight tonight – though the strikes planned are intermittent and limited to peak times.
Workers from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and
The stakes are significant. Fellet has noted that when Foxtel pursued a similar strategy in Australia in 2014, by halving its entry-level price from A$49 to A$25 a month, it saw about 20 per cent of customers cut back their channel choices.
If 20 per cent Dunedin have walked off the job over accusations Wendy’s has cut union members’ hours by up to 20 per cent since the most recent collective agreement expired on May 21.
Rose William has worked at the Wendy’s in Hornby, Christchurch since it opened almost five years ago. She said the way workers who belonged to the union were being treated was ‘‘disrespectful’’.
‘‘I’ve been pretty loyal to this company, and you get nothing back from them.’’
Representatives of Unions Canterbury joined Wendy’s workers who walked off the job of Sky customers didn’t elect to buy Sky Entertainment with Sky Starter, that would still represent a revenue hit for Sky of $36 million a year.
MacFarlane says Sky is happy with the way the Sky Basic split has worked out so far, which may be a good indication Sky doesn’t think it’s on track for a higher level of customer downgrades. But it may still be early days. ‘‘We don’t want to come out and say this has been a success,’’
he says. to strike in Hornby over stalled collective contract negotiations.
Williams said there were issues around minimum hours per week, rostering and breaks which had led her to be part of the strike.
Unite national director Mike Tween said it was ‘‘a vicious attack on the very limited income these workers already receive’’.
Wendy’s chief executive Danielle Lendich labelled Treen’s comment’s "misleading and inaccurate" and said the parties had worked collaboratively throughout the negotiations.
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