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Casino workers win better deal from Stanley Leisure

Issue No. 1960

The first ever vote for strike action by casino workers in Britain has resulted in an improved pay offer of 3.5 percent or £600, whichever is the greater.

GMB union members at all 41 casinos in the Stanley Leisure chain had voted to reject a 3.2 percent offer and to ballot for industrial action.

They work as croupiers, chefs, receptionists, cleaners, security and waiting staff in all areas of the industry earning as little as £10,000 a year.

Stanley Leisure recently sold off its 624 betting shops to William Hill for £505 million and reported a profit of £26 million in their latest accounts.

It is hoping to expand the business into mega casinos following New Labour’s changes to the gaming laws.

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Sat 16 Jul 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1960
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