1,600 jobs at risk under casino giant's planned cuts

A union has slammed plans by Genting Casinos to slash 1,642 jobs as a ‘serious slap in the face to workers’.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 6:50 pm
The Genting site on Blackpool Promenade

The GMB union says the global corporation, which has a site at Blackpool, will slash jobs across its clubs and hotel and complexes throughout the UK.

It also intends to permanently close three clubs at Margate, Torquay and Bristol, leaving a huge question mark hanging over the future of the prestigious Crockfords club in the heart of London.

Proposals put forward by the company include ending Poker games and its hospitality services, says the union.

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Mick Rix, GMB National Officer, said: “This announcement by the company is nothing short of outrageous.

“It’s a serious slap in the face to loyal and long serving staff - as well as the UK public.

“Taxpayer’s cash has funded Genting to the tune of millions of pounds during lockdown - now they are making people redundant rather contribute towards the Government furlough scheme from the end of August.”

A Gentings spokesman said: "We can confirm that 1,642 colleagues in the UK have been put at risk of redundancy, however that consultation process is ongoing and we are intent on mitigating job losses as much as is possible.

"A significant number of those at risk of redundancy will remain on furlough, and we will be doing everything we can to bring those individuals back in to the business at a later stage."