|Full name||Unite Union Inc.|
|Key people||Matt McCarten|
|Office location||Auckland, New Zealand|
The Unite Union (Unite) is a trade union in New Zealand. It is the sponsor of the Supersizemypay.com campaign directed towards improving working conditions for fast food workers in the country, in addition to representing other hospitality and retail workers. The current secretary of Unite is Matt McCarten.
Unite is affiliated with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.
In response to the Key Government's amendment to the Employment Relations Act 2000 allowing small businesses greater liberty to 'hire and fire' workers in the first 90 days, Unite established the 'Rat Patrol' to name and shame companies that abuse the legislation.
McCarten's United Support Services, a company he formed to supply support services to the union, was placed into liquidation on 17 June 2011 owing $92,000 in unpaid taxes to the IRD.
- Beat the brands: SuperSizeMyPay part one, Unity journal, June 2006, pp12-26
- "Unite holds 'Rat Patrol' in Aotea Square". Television New Zealand. Newstalk ZB. 28 February 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
- Matt Nippert (17 June 2011). National Business Review http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/mccartens-unite-liquidated-mn-p-95547
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