Workers at Holland Casino are going on strike this Friday 14th March to demand a better social plan for those being made redundant due to the companies financial crisis. Several hundred casino workers are losing their jobs in the companies efforts to reduce cost but Trade Union leader Huug Brinkers of Unie says that Holland Casino is doing better now financially and they should be treating their personnel to an improved social plan.
Brinkers said “The personnel are sick of it and that’s why we are not going to work on Friday.”
Holland Casino is trying to reduce their operating costs by 36 million Euros and have made the decision to lose several hundred of its workforce in an attempt to stem continued operating losses. The casino operators businesses in both Utrecht and Rotterdam are being targeted by the union and believe that both operations will have to close during the strike.