The Maltese General Workers' Union (GWU) announced the agreement with NetEnt and its acquisition side, Evolution, to save the jobs of local workers. According to the agreement, about 100 workers will be suggested new workplaces, while additional payments will be given to everyone who have suffered. According to the latest casino news, now the deal between Evolution and NetEnt can be finished without extra pressure from the GWU.
One of the most shaking news in the casino industry was the acquisition of gaming developing platform NetEnt by its competitor - Evolution. Almost a two-billion deal means massive job cuts across many NetEnt's offices, including the Maltese one.
However, the local General Workers' Union of Malta came to the local court with the desire to block layoffs as the GWU wasn't informed about the job cuts. The Superior Court blocked the possibility of firing the workers until the review yesterday, on December 17.
All in all, the GWU found a compromise with both gaming firms, and Evolution assured that 40 workers would be offered alternative positions. At the same time, the other 60 workers will find new jobs in Malta's financial and gaming sector.
Additional benefits for dismissed
Among the other benefits that fired workers will receive is the obligatory payment of €750 for everyone. Also, the suffered employees will receive better safeguards conditions, including those who are on maternity leave.
The GWU's secretary, Josef Bugeja, commented on the agreement and praised the cooperation with the gaming sides as everything possible was made. After that, the Maltese organization withdrew the injunction.