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Star and Crown casino workers’ pay protected for the next fortnight

The Star Entertainment Group and Crown Resorts will pay most stood down casino workers for the next two

This decision comes after days of discussions with United Workers Union representatives and delegates and
ensures thousands of casino workers at Star Sydney, Gold Coast and Treasury casinos as well as Crown
Melbourne and Crown Perth will keep getting paid for another fortnight during the coronavirus crisis.

At Star, full and part time workers will be paid based on the hours they would have worked in this period and
casual workers who lost all work last week will now receive 16 hours pay for two weeks.

At Crown part time payments are being based on average hours worked over a fortnight, and the casual
payment will be $1000.

Dario Mujkic, United Workers Union Casinos Director says, “This is a great result for thousands of United
Workers Union members and will provide some short-term relief at a time of crisis for many.

“Star undertook to provide a payment on Monday, with final details confirmed today, while Crown agreed to a
payment yesterday afternoon.

“We commend both Star and Crown for their decisions and for moving quickly to assist workers.

“We don’t know of any other employers that have made a commitment to their workers of this scale right now.
These are the kinds of decisions we need from big employers right now.

“All casino operators should be focusing on looking after their employees right now, both emotionally and
financially, by providing ongoing income for them during this crisis.”



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