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Italy – Unions call emergency meetings with new owners in Venice

By - 22 June 2016

The owners of the Venice Casino have agreed to sit down with unions representing its workforce on June 27 to outline the casino’s new ownership structure and the path moving forward.

The unions had challenged the new leadership established by the town’s mayor Luigi Brugnaro and the casino’s new general manager Joe Ganzina, who took over from Vittorio Rava in April last year.
The provincial secretariats of SLC-CGIL, CISL-Fisascat, Snalc-Cisal, UGL Tertiary and Rlc collectively expressed their ‘deep dissatisfaction over the sharp decline of labor relations during the eight months since the new Board of administration.’

“The trends do not appear very bright. We are requesting the opening of a permanent round table of corporate addresses regarding the general condition of individual sectors in the casino.”

Its two main owners; Venice Municipal Casino and Venice Casino Game reported that the operation saw a loss of €2.3m in 2015, down 2.7 per cent year-on-year. Of the two venues, Ca ‘Noghera suffered the worst with GGR falling by 3.6 per cent and slots falling 7.3 per cent. The casino’s owners have responded by reducing its workforce from 564 to 549 people.

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