Crown casino workers set to strike before Melbourne Cup

Crown casino workers set to strike before Melbourne Cup

Article brief provided by The Daily Advertiser
  • William Ton, The Daily Advertiser
November 2, 2023 3:32 PM
  • William Ton, The Daily Advertiser

Thousands of Crown Melbourne workers are threatening to strike during the busiest time on the spring racing calendar unless they get a better deal on wages and conditions.

Story continues below

Union members at the casino and resort this week voted overwhelmingly to take protected strike action following four months of negotiations.

Workers are demanding the company agree to a fair wage bump for every year of the new agreement, increases in weekend and public holiday pay, fairer rosters for a better work-life balance and service-based progression.

However, both sides are in dispute over the number of workers permitted to take industrial action.