SkyCity has offered a below inflation rise for nearly everyone at the company and that means a pay cut in reality.
Click here to support these low paid workers by donating to the Unite Union Strike Fund Givealittle page. Donations will be distributed directly to union members who have lost income as a result of taking strike action.
(If you want to make a direct credit donation you can direct credit to Unite Union, account number 12-3022-0406830-50 - put "SkyCity strike fund" in details section).
Workers have been forced to fight for a living wage at SkyCity by taking industrial action.
The living wage from 1 September means a $23.65 start rate. That requires another 5% increase on the base rate of $22.50 they have already offered and another 5% on average for everyone else to maintain margins for skill.
The first strike was on Friday 26th to Sunday 27th August 2022:
- Auckland SkyCity staff strike for living wage - 1News
- SkyCity workers walk off job over pay offer - RNZ
- Auckland SkyCity workers stop work, call for better pay - Stuff.co.nz
- SkyCity strike: Workers picket outside Auckland Casino in living wage bid - NZ Herald