Clean sweep! Members declare victory

page-1---pic1.jpgAcross Crown union members are celebrating after a series of stunning victories in our campaign to have a strong voice on important issues inside our departments.

Three weeks ago Security union members won their campaign for a consultative committee, after an overwhelming majority of staff signed a petition.

“It feels great that we’ve won back our departmental consult committee. It’s the only forum with accountability so we can have a voice in our department,” explained Crown guard and union member Tommy Labas.

page-1--pic2.jpgSince then hundreds more staff in Hotels and Food & Beverage departments also signed petitions demanding consult committees.

And last week Hotels union delegates made a surprise visit to their managers and presented them with our petition.

Union delegates then took this issue to the Crown-wide Employee Consultative Committee (ECC). Members won changes to this committee in our new EA so it gives us a real say about big issues across Crown. At the ECC meeting on Wednesday delegates demanded Crown give members in Hotels and Food & Beverage the same rights as other big departments.

And guess what? Management agreed! That means all major departments will have consultative committees, so important issues are not swept under the carpet.

Members in these departments are really proud of their wins.

“Our department is huge, and we all know what those long-standing concerns are. Finally we have a forum to put them in the spotlight until they’re solved,” said Christine Harris a member at KoKo.

These victories have again shown that Crown staff can make a real difference when we stand together in our union.

page-1--pic-3.jpg“F&B have a united voice that’s getting stronger. We should all join our union to keep it strong, and get the respect we deserve,” said Alexander Robb, a member at Mahogany Bar.

Tommy Labas from Security agreed.

“As long as Crown employees from all departments stick together in our union Crown will take us seriously. Standing alone wins nothing, you’re just an ID number,” he said.

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Hotels members win back jobs

Hotels members are overjoyed this week after using our EA to successfully overturn Crown’s move to contract out more housekeeping jobs.

In our union EA campaign last year Hotels members fought for and won new systems to help protect jobs from being contracted out.

But Crown went ahead and contracted out further jobs in housekeeping anyway.

So on Wednesday union delegate Ross Kingsley used the Crown-wide Employee Consultative Committee (ECC) to demand jobs contracted out be returned to permanently-employed Crown staff. He also pointed to Crown’s failure to consult about expanding the contractor’s role and he demanded improvements.

“We took back the over-night shifts back from contractors. Originally they were Crown jobs but management gave them to contractors. But because all staff spoke out we had a really strong voice and we were able to take back these jobs.”


“I am very proud on behalf of all the union members. It just goes to show the power we have as a union in Hotels when we stand up for job security.”

“We are so happy. It means people with families can plan for their future and don’t have to fear so much about whether they’re able to pay their rent or feed their kids.”

“We’ve still got a way to go to bring back the other jobs that were taken away. But this gives us the confidence that we can take them back too.”

Got a work issue at Crown? Tell your ECC union rep!