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Casino workers form union

Employees of private members‘ clubs and lottery workers have formed their own union.

A statement issued by the group, called the Union of Members‘ Clubs and Lottery Workers, said its formation came after discussions with other workers in the industry and „understanding their fear and ignorance with regard to their future“.

„It was in the 2006 budget presentation that the prime minister announced his decision to close down all on-line gaming and members‘ club establishments, leaving workers concerned about their places in society,“ the group said.

Issues to be addressed include salaries, workers‘ benefits, and the lack of representation in discussions between the Members‘ Club Associat-ion and the government.