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LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory”

Published: Mon 16 Jul 2018 01:05 PM
E tū media release
16 July 2018
LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory”
E tū is welcoming the decision of the Court of Appeal to turn down an appeal application from global airline catering company LSG SkyChefs, cementing an important legal victory for New Zealand workers.
Last year, the Employment Court ruled that hundreds of labour hire workers working in LSG SkyChef’s catering operation were in fact employees of the company, and if they were union members then they were entitled to the employment conditions set out in the union collective agreement.
E tū Assistant National Secretary John Ryall said that the Court of Appeal decision meant that the litigation was at an end, and LSG SkyChefs would need to pay the labour hire workers their proper entitlements.
“This decision cements our very important legal victory for the New Zealand workforce,” says John.
“Labour hire is being regularly used by many New Zealand companies to move the risk of employment on to a group of very vulnerable workers. It is time that the companies using labour hire in this way changed their business model.
“Our union will be knocking on the door of other companies who were also exploiting the mostly migrant labour hire workforce.”
ENDS
A copy of the judgement is attached
2018_NZCA_256.pdf

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