Last week, as broken here on the forum at Casinomeister and over on our sister site Casino Gazette here, it was reported that NetEnt were to make hundreds of staff members redundant from their Qormi live casino studio base, as a result of NetEnt being taken over by the live casino specialists Evolution Gaming.
At the time few details has emerged and comment from both NetEnt and Evolution Gaming was not forthcoming. Subsequently yesterday the Malta Times is now reporting that the island’s General Workers Union has got involved, with them declaring an industrial dispute with both iGaming companies.
The Malta Times expands on this by quoting a spokesperson for the GWU as stating that both NetEnt and Evolution Gaming are in breach of Malta’s laws on collective redundancies.
Only three months ago it was reported that NetEnt were in the process of expanding their Qormi facility, with the addition of new blackjack tables, to enable the casino game software company to keep up with the demand for their live casino product.
When news of the redundancies broke last week, the Malta government in response setup a hotline for those staff now finding themselves out of work just several weeks before the Christmas holiday period.