Unite Media release: Casino strike and picket as SkyCity Chair lectures on “Fair Pay” today

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SkyCity Casino workers will be on strike and picketing today as Rob Campbell, the Chair of SkyCity Casino talks to other employers about making pay fair at a “Wellbeing at Work” conference today.

Billed as a forum for “Helping build safe, inclusive and resilient workplaces”, Campbell is speaking on Fair & transparent practices for pay, performance management & promotions.

“The conference cost over $2,500 per person so its pretty safe to say there won’t be any low paid workers views expressed inside – you know – the people whose have the most unfair par and most issues with ‘wellbeing at work’ “ says Skycity site Convenor Joe Carolan

Campbell’s employees have been taking strike action for over a month to “Bring Back the Weekend” – extra pay for night and weekend work, the times where SkyCity makes most of its profits.

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“If SkyCity want to make pay fair and improve the wellbeing of workers then they don’t have to go far. Charity, as they say, starts at home. As an ex-Trade Unionist, Rob Campbell shouldn’t need to be reminded. We invite him to talk to his employees as well – not just other bosses.”

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The picket will start at 2pm today (Tuesday 15th October) outside the Grand Millennium Hotel, 71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland.