Crown Melbourne casino workers are demanding higher pay plus a bonus that is additional overnight weekend shifts.
Crown Melbourne casino workers held a demonstration that is public night outside the Melbourne Convention Centre in protest of instantly weekend wages paying exactly the same rate as weekday night shifts.
The United Voice Casino Union happens to be negotiating with the casino for higher pay for employees who work 7 pm to 7 am on and Saturday friday. The union is seeking a $3 AUD ($2.31 USD) each hour surcharge for the graveyard shifts.
In addition, the union is also after having a five per cent raise for all employees at all hours. Crown offered a 2.75 percent increase but the proposal was rejected.
Crown Melbourne compromises two city blocks and it is the largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere. The resort is Victoria’s largest single employer with roughly 5,500 employees.
United Voice stated of its protest, ‘We have told the casino that we are serious. Now you have to show them. While they think we’re already paid enough, we realize they are doingn’t make record profits without us.’
For now, the union is having a more civilized approach compared to walking off the work in attack. Some 200 protestors turned out along the promenade on Friday evening.
The group circled the casino chanting for greater wages and holding signs displaying their demands.
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