12 Apr 2021

MIQ workers' union urge living wage for all staff at facilities

From Checkpoint, 6:11 pm on 12 April 2021

The union representing MIQ workers wants them to get more than thanks for keeping the country safe.

They would like a pay rise too. As you heard two security guards working at the Grand Millennium isolation hotel have caught Covid-19 in the latest outbreak, that follows on from a cleaner at the same facility and others who have been exposed to the virus in their employment.

On Monday the Prime Minister again thanked workers for their efforts on the front line.

But not all 32 of the MIQ facilities are paying the living wage.

The National Secretary for the Unite Union, John Crocker, talks to Lisa Owen.