20 hospo workers left the main gaming floor in Skycity Hamilton tonight, forcing top managers to give up their weekend to serve drinks in their place as they strike again for fair pay in a sector plagued by severe understaffing and low wages.
Union organiser Joe Carolan-
“Food and beverage workers in hospitality have had enough of low wages and severe understaffing, as people leave to find better paying jobs elsewhere. Our workers are out risking their health and safety in the middle of a pandemic and thry are saying no more- we are not returning to the “old normal” and we want this sector cleaned up once and for all.”
“To add insult to injury, Skycity continues to pay workers in Hamilton less than their colleagues in Auckland in most positions. What happened to equal pay for equal work. The support for equality of pay is supported by the union workers in Auckland