Big Win for MIQ Workers

Members of the union representing Kiwi hospitality workers, Unite Union, are celebrating a successful campaign for a Living Wage in MIQ Hotels.

All hotels’ sites operating as Managed Isolation Facilities are now paying the Living Wage in response to the campaign. Most have opted for a temporary increase in wages for the duration of the MIQ contracts, however, a couple of them have made a significant increase to base rates permanently.

The campaign, backed by hundreds of Unite members based in Managed Isolation facilities, saw huge public support and media interest with Unite Union gaining media attention nationwide.

“It feels really good, we feel valued for what we do, and it is just going to make life that much easier,” expressed Unite delegate Tina Etiare, one of the leaders of the campaign.

The campaign is proof that many workers joining together for a common cause can effect change.