Hospitality operator Solotel will fast-track the Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage increase to begin 4 July, almost three months earlier than the 1 October requirement. This will increase pay for staff employed across Solotel’s 25 pubs, bars, and restaurants.


Solotel owns and operates many of Sydney’s well-known pubs and bars including the Kings Cross Hotel, The Clock, The Golden Sheaf, The Bank, Paddo Inn, Barangaroo House, The Sackville, Albion Parramatta, as well as restaurants Aria, Chiswick, North Bondi Fish, and Chophouse Sydney.


Elliot Solomon, CEO of Solotel explained that the decision was an important part of valuing the work staff do.


“This decision to fast-track the minimum wage increase for all eligible Solotel staff is just one of the ways we can show staff our appreciation for them and the vital role that they play in our family-run business. Every day they deliver amazing experiences for our guests which make each of our venues places that people love and come back to.


We also understand how tight the hospitality jobs marketplace is and so this is also a way to remain competitive and attract more of the best talent. We have significant growth plans, including new venues and concepts set to launch over the coming six months. We’re very keen to find people to join our team who share our values of delivering amazing experiences and a love of hospitality.” 


Solotel is currently recruiting for dozens of roles across all areas of the business, including chefs, wait and bar staff, sommeliers, and venue management. It recently launched an incentives program that includes a $500 for existing staff who successfully refer a friend as well as sign on bonuses of $1,000 for new full time staff and $500 for new part time staff.


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