EA UPDATE 1
On Thursday 28 February, almost 700 Crown staff crammed into Crown College for one of our biggest union meetings ever held in Crown’s 19 year history.
At the meetings, staff strongly endorsed the results of our Crown Census, conducted late last year with more than 1400 staff.
Our Census results show there are five areas we all agree we want to improve at Crown: we deserve world class pay and conditions, we need world class training and career development opportunities, we need a better work-life balance, and we need respect at our workplace and finally, job security.
Our EA claims for world class working conditions, which union members will build over March and April, will fit into these five areas.
As David Anderson, a guard at the staff entry put it: “If Crown wants to continue to have a world class venue, then they need to provide their staff with world class pay and conditions.”
Staff at the meeting were unanimous that unity will be the key to winning a fair deal at Crown.
“We need to stand together and be united” said Joanne Whyte, a dealer in Table Games East.
“We need everyone in every department to support each other and join our union so we can get what we deserve.”
In late March union members will get together again to start the hard work of building our EA claims from across Crown for world class working conditions.
OUR FIVE POINT PLAN FOR A FAIR DEAL AT CROWN
- WORLD CLASS PAY AND CONDITIONS
- WORLD CLASS TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES,
- BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE
- RESPECT AT OUR WORKPLACE AND FINALLY
- JOB SECURITY
Take the Pledge!
What will it take to win world class pay and conditions in our new EA this year?
At the meetings, people were in no doubt: we need to show Crown how united and strong we are.
That’s why we agreed to get everyone to sign our pledge in support our campaign for a fair deal.
Already about 400 people have signed our pledge.
You can do it online or sign it in postcard format on site.
David Durosomo, from hotels said “At our meeting we all did the pledge. If you haven’t done it yet, make sure you do it, so we can win what we deserve and be treated like the world class staff we are.”
David Anderson was even more emphatic: “Get on that website and take the pledge. Let’s show Crown we’ve got the numbers. Use social media. Get your family, friends and even punters to do it!“
- TAKE THE PLEDGE
- TELL YOUR CO-WORKERS’ FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO TAKE THE PLEDGE TOO
- IF YOU HAVEN’T JOINED YET, JOIN YOUR UNION
- COME TO MEETINGS FOR UNION MEMBERS IN LATE MARCH TO BUILD OUR EA CLAIM