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New Zealand: SkyCity casino workers strike over poor pay and unsociable working hours

Author: Dan Satherley & Perry Wilton, Newshub, Published on: 3 September 2019

"SkyCity staff brave the cold to strike for better pay", 1 September 2019

SkyCity workers demanding better pay and flexible hours are continuing their night-long strike action Sunday morning...

 ...Employees at SkyCity's Adelaide Casino get penal rates for working unsociable hours. [Striker] Buday says New Zealand workers deserve the same...SkyCity said it has offered its employees...payrises between 6 and 25 percent over the next two years.

"SkyCity is committed to providing fair opportunities for all our employees and will continue to work with Unite and employees to find a resolution for all," the company said in a statement.

But Unite members almost unanimously rejected the company's latest offer, and voted to strike...

"We had so many members disappointed that they would miss out because they were not rostered Saturday night," said Unite national secretary Gerard Hehir. "We also had many who would miss out on Father's Day at home.

"That, of course, is exactly the problem we are trying to solve. If there was an incentive to work Sundays then there would plenty of other volunteers to allow fathers working at SkyCity to spend the day with their families."

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Related companies: SkyCity Entertainment Group