GWU declares industrial dispute to protect 300 dismissed workers

Industrial dispute opened against NetEnt and Evolution Gaming

The General Workers’ Union has declared an industrial dispute with NetEnt and Evolution Gaming Group. Company unwilling to recognise the trade union as an employee representative in their planned redundancies following NetEnt takeover.

GWU, in the dispute, argues that the companies failed to consult them, as employee representatives, prior to the redundancies.

Earlier last week NetEnt starting terminating jobs following the acquisition of the company by Evolution Gaming Group.

The dispute reads that the companies are refusing to provide in writing all the relevant information why the employees are being made redundant. According to the dispute the company is not cooperating or providing reasons why these workers are being laid off.

This, according to the union is a breach of the Collective Redundancies (Protection of Employment) Regulations and the Transfer of Business (Protection of Employment) Regulations.

The Union has reserved the right to take industrial action in furtherance of the said trade dispute, with immediate effect.

The GWU declared that the measures have become necessary since over 300 employees are reportingly being made redundant. The companies, according to the union, have shown unwillingness to consult it as the workers representative.

Employees are reminded that a dedicated helpline was set up – 22201251 to assist in guidance and job matchmaking support service to the affected persons.

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