The Restaurant Association has announced the establishment of its Fair Pay Agreement Advisory Group, aimed at fostering collaboration and dialogue within the restaurant industry to help guide the bargaining process with the unions.
“We want to bring together a diverse group of members of the Restaurant Association with experience from the various parts of the hospitality industry and geographic locations across New Zealand. This group will help guide our approach, as bargaining party members through the Fair Pay Agreement process, in order to arrive at the best possible outcome for the industry,” said CEO Marisa Bidois.
“Each committee member brings a unique perspective and valuable insights to the table, ensuring a well-rounded and inclusive approach to fair pay agreements,” said Bidois. “We are excited to embark on this journey of collaboration and dialogue, working together to enhance the well-being of our industry’s workforce.”
The Advisory Group will provide a forum for hospitality employers to share perspectives, discuss and unite around the bargaining approach and considerations to help guide the bargaining process and shape the outcome.
The advisory group’s role is to offer advice and opinions on matters related to the FPA, bargaining and other matters that might be related to the FPA process focusing on several key objectives:
• Helping to form a view on matters related to the FPA
• Providing feedback on proposals
• Help form strategy related to the FPA
• Create a collaborative outlook in the group
MEMBERS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING HIGH PROFILE INDUSTRY LEADERS:-
Marisa Bidois – Chief Executive, Restaurant Association
Aynaz Nowparvar – Legal, Restaurant Association
Allan Fursdon – Legal, Restaurant Association
Sandi Boyden – Industry Groups, Restaurant Association
Steve Logan – Operator – Restaurant, Logan Brown
Krishna Botica – Operator – Catering, Comensa Group
Sacha Thomson – Operator – Bar, Montana Group
Tori Sullivan – Operator – Café & Restaurant, The Bramble
Jon Hassall – Operator – Café, Café Brands Ltd
Margie Holmes – Operator – Restaurant, Little Savanna
Chand Sahrawat – Operator – Restaurant, Cassia, KOL, Sid @ French Cafe
Jazz Steiner Nooyen – Operator – Restaurant, Lone Star Café & Bar Franchise Ltd
Paul Steiner – Operator – Restaurant & Bar, SkyCity
Elizabeth Myburgh – Operator – Café/Takeaway, Muffin Break
Jonny Marinovich – Operator – Food Truck, Gamma Rays/Neon Robot
Lauren Vromans – Operator – Restaurant & Bar, Domino’s Pizza
Kieran Turnbull – Operator – Restaurant & Bar, Foley Hospitality Group
Ingrid Nieuwordt – Operator – Café/Takeaway, Wendys
Steph Noble – Operator – Restaurant, Ozone Coffee
Prue Barton – Operator – Restaurant, Mister Ds
Ricky Lee – Operator – Restaurant, Cocoro
Heta Hudson – Maori Business, Whariki / Findex
Anna Wilson – Operator – Café, Brewed As
Frank Hsu – Operator – Café, Frank’s
Bo Manoonpong – Operator – Restaurant, Siamese Doll, XO, Thai St
Keiran Inglis – Operator – Bar, The Appleshed & Jellyfish
Jim Roberts – Legal Counsel, Hesketh Henry.
“The Fair Pay Agreement Committee is composed of the above key stakeholders who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Their insights and contributions will be instrumental in shaping fair pay practices that benefit both employees and employers,” says Bidois.