Subway are subpar with their workers
I join NZ bloggers from across the political spectrum in declaring that I will not visit any Subway stores until the charges against their employee Jackie Lang are dropped, and she is given her job back.
In a letter addressed to Lang, the directors of George St Subway in Dunedin said she had given the drink to a friend without payment and that was considered "serious misconduct" and a breach of their "trust and fidelity". A drink worth about 20 cents. Worse, Subway management failed to follow basic procedure by calling Lang to a meeting without advising her it was a disciplinary matter.
Well, if Jackie's name is going to be dragged through the media, it is only fair her unreasonable overreacting managers should get the same treatment.
George Street Subway is owned by Galcol Limited, with the two directors holding a 50% shareholding each. The Directors of Galcol Limited are:
George Hilary Gallagher - also owns Claudleigh Estate Limited. I am guessing this might be a winery but does anyone have any better information?
Robert William Nicol
As Span points out, the bosses behaviour towards Jackie is likely to be indicative of the way other employees are treated at George St Subway. Workplace Bully Alert!
All of this underlines the very good reasons why fast food workers ought to be a member of a union.