Your union is organising around important worker issues at casinos across the country.
You can view updates for each casino below.
The Star Gold Coast
The EBA at SkyCity delivered significant improvements to wages and conditions for SkyCity workers.
United Workers Union members won:
- No Reduction in Current Conditions
- Wage Increases
- 2.5% effective October 1 2021
- 2.5% effective October 1 2022
- 3% effective October 1 2023
- Introduction of a new Full Time conversion clause guaranteeing Part Time workers the right to convert to Full Time if they average 36 hours per week for 12 months
- Table Games Area Managers & Senior Surveillance Operators now covered under the EBA
- Improved Split Shift rights
- and more
TABLE GAMES RESTRUCTURE DISPUTE
Without consulting their workers, SkyCity announced their intention to
reintroduce the position of Table Games Supervisor last month.
United Workers Union initiated a dispute to enforce members’ rights to be consulted.
Managers and Area Managers attended meetings with SkyCity management to
voice their concerns and earlier this month, UWU sent a formal response
to the company.
The company’s proposal:
- represents a genuine threat to job security for Area Managers
- removes meaningful compensation for Dealers performing Higher Duties work, and
- lacks detail about how such negative impacts will be mitigated
So far, we have not received a response from the company and as such, the matter
remains in dispute. While the dispute is being resolved, the company
must respect the status quo and the proposed change cannot be
When we have further information, we will communicate this to members as soon as possible.
The Star Brisbane (Treasury & Queens Wharf)
Members at The Star Brisbane have secure an EBA with a number of improvements to pay & conditions including:
- 3% annual wage increase
- Additional wage increases for Table Games (“pay parity” with the Star Gold Coast)
- Better classifications/levels and more higher-paid positions for Food & Bev
- Job security protections and improvements:
- Commitment not to contract out any “core” casino operations: gaming, food & bev, cleaning, security, hotels, etc.
- Commitment to engage direct employees before contractors are used
- Easier conversion from PT to FT & more minimum hours for PT workers
- 5th week annual leave for all permanent workers from 1 Jan 2023
- Better and fairer rosters: Unlimited shift swaps & Earlier outs (60mins)
- Current parking arrangements protected
- Better First-aid allowance & New Public Allowance
- and more!
The Star Sydney
- Major casino operators Crown and The Star were some of the first companies to agree to paid pandemic leave. We also won two weeks pay for many casino workers who were stood down.
- Casino workers also won employer hardship funds and payments totalling millions of dollars for workers not eligible for the government wage subsidy, or experiencing other hardships.
- During the year we kept the union together and strong while casinos were shut, and pivoted quickly to helping members with the practical support they needed in a crisis, e.g. help navigating Centrelink, information on financial assistance, mortgage/rent deferrals and more.
- Amidst the COVID pandemic, we were able to secure a commitment from both The Star and Crown to end indoor smoking across all casinos by 2023.
- And we started building the union at the new Crown Sydney casino – there are only a couple hundred workers there at the moment, but already two out of every three are UWU members.
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