Business is getting back on track at Skycity’s Auckland casino and hotel after the building was caught up in a fire last week on Tuesday.
Though the venue started resuming operations on Thursday last week, according to a New Zealand Herald report some of the staff members complained about respiratory issues as they were finishing their shifts on Friday night.
The Casino operator has also come under a lot of flak and criticism to rush into the opening of the casino and hotel. The Unite Union, a labor group has asked over 1,000 of its members to stage a four-day strike until the casino assured that the workers are not doing their shifts in unsafe conditions.
The fire has delayed the construction of the convention center at the property which was earlier scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020 and open for business early in 2021.
Last week on Tuesday, a massive fire broke out at the SkyCity Convention Center in downtown Auckland. The majority of the people trapped inside were construction workers; however, there have been no reports of injury. The country’s largest builder, Fletcher Building Ltd is building the center.
Following the reports of the fire, the company’s shares were down 4 percent. The under-development project is also reportedly the country’s biggest building project currently.