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Thursday, March 24, 2005

New Zealand Restaurant Boycott

New Zealand Restaurant Boycott

It is reported that New Zealand's Service and Food Workers Union Northland delegate, Katrina Bazey, is calling for a boycott of restaurants which increase menu prices on Easter Friday.

Seemingly some restaurants and cafes put up menu prices about 15%, to cover increased staff wages incurred under the Holidays Act.

Bazey said that she "did not believe in surcharges", and asked people not to go to places with the surcharges.

She argues, quite reasonably in my view, that increased visitor numbers to restaurants at Easter should also help offset increased staff wages.

Restaurants, dairies, service stations and takeaway bars are the only eateries allowed to open on Good Friday. Under the Holidays Act, employees must be paid time-and-a-half and receive time off in lieu.

Needless to say, restaurant owners disagree.

Well, it's now down to the customers, they have the final say.

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