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Union boycott after more than 50 job losses

Union boycott on Colmar Brunton market research after more than 50 job losses

 

1pm Tuesday 15 December 2009
 

Unite Union is asking its members and the public not to participate in interviews run by market research giant Colmar Brunton after the company announced the redundancy of around fifty union members and other call centre staff with no redundancy compensation just two weeks out from Christmas.

“The company has decided to close its North Shore call centre and announced the decision just weeks before Christmas leaving our members facing the New Year without a job, income or any form of compensation,” said Unite Union National Director Mike Treen.

“Unite will be asking its members and the public not to take part in Colmar Brunton surveys in the New Year, especially not the cigarette surveys they run for British American Tobacco,” continued Mr. Treen.

“If greedy Colmar Brunton bosses think it is fine to slam the door on workers, some of whom have more than ten years service, without any redundancy payment then New Zealand workers shouldn’t give one moment of their time to complete Colmar Brunton surveys.

“These job losses show that if John Key and his Government were serious about supporting workers during these hard times they would support Darien Fenton’s Redundancy Protection Bill to give every worker entitlements to redundancy compensation.

“It won’t be a merry Christmas for Colmar Brunton workers thanks to greedy bosses and Government inertia,” concluded Mr. Treen.

 

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