Casino workers on strike

Grosvenor Casinos, one of the leading casino chains in London, will see approximately 300 of its employees stage a second strike tomorrow over pay rises, following the previous strike on last New Years Eve.

From 7am tomorrow, workers at Grosvenor Casinos will walk out for 24 hours demanding more than the 3.5 per cent pay rise the casino has offered them. The Transport and General Workers’ Union (T&G), which represents the workers, say the rise should be significantly more than that owing that the pay rise is below inflation and that the strike will go ahead because there has been no compromise from Grosvenor Casinos’.

“Our members need an improvement on the 3.5% the company imposed on them at the beginning of January, especially in the light of inflation now at 4.4 % and many feeling the 'real world' inflation rate is higher than that,” said Rose Keeping , T&G regional industrial organiser.

“Our members are still struggling to cope with significant increases in electricity and gas bills together with council tax and increases on mortgages and borrowing in one of Europe's most expensive cities,” Keeping added.

Editor, - 2007-01-24 16:06:25

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