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Argentina – More strike action planned for Easter in Buenos Aires

Gaming unions have announced a series of measures over the upcoming Easter holiday in response to the closure of two casinos in the province of Buenos Aires. Workers will initiate a 48 hour strike in every casino in Buenos Aires on the 18 and 19 of April and may even block the main road leading…

US – Las Vegas strike could wipe away $300m in profits

A one-month strike which is now very much on the horizon in Las Vegas could cost the two largest employers on the Las Vegas Strip – MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corporation – over $300m in operating profits. The warning has come from Unite Here Gaming Research, the research arm of the hospitality workers’…

Argentina – Buenos Aires facing casino strikes over closures

Casinos workers have agreed to a 24 hour long strike after Governor María Eugenia Vidal’s announcement that she will close three casinos and a bingo hall in the province of Buenos Aires. Earlier this month Vidal announced that she would cancel the casino licences of Mar de Ajó, Valeria del Mar and Necochea, as well…

US – Teamsters reach agreement after two-day strike at Twin River Casino

Teamster Local 251 members have won an agreement for a new contract at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island after a 41.5 hour strike from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Teamster members unanimously authorized a strike when Twin River demanded a contract that imposed health care cuts and eliminated workers’ job security. On Tuesday evening,…

Argentina – All out strike hits Argentina’s casino sector

Workers from a number of unions in Argentina have joined in the national strike which took place on April 6. Workers have joined forces to rally against President Mauricio Macri’s austerity measures and to effectively shut down the city during the World Economic Forum’s Latin America summit. The Association of Management and Maintenance Services for…

Argentina – Nationwide strike threatens to halt gaming in Argentina

Workers in the gaming sector in Argentina have called an indefinite strike in protest of the decision to raise taxes which they say could jeopardise thousands of jobs. The Union of Gaming Workers (ALEARA), the Association of Racetrack and Betting Agency Personnel (APHARA) and the Union of Workers in the Gastronomic Sector (UTHGRA) have joined…

Uruguay – Uruguay’s gaming workers protest new gaming bill

Casino and lottery workers across Uruguay have taken part in a 24 hour strike to protest against a new gaming bill being put forward by the Ministry of Economy. According to Uruguay’s largest union the Inter-Union Plenary/National Labour Convention, the act was initially put forward by ex head of the municipal casino commission, Juan Carlos…

Uruguay – Strikes in Uruguay over ‘secret privatisation’

Uruguay’s National Federation of Gaming Workers went on strike for 24 hours in response to a new gaming law which is currently being debated in Uruguay which union leaders claim is being used to completely “secretly privatise” the gaming industry. According to the draft of the new law, the government seeks to create a new…

Uruguay – More strikes in Uruguay as government union relations worsen

Workers from the Victoria Plaza casino have announced plans to go on a 24 hour strike after a pit boss was promoted to the post from another casino rather than an already existing employee. Head of the Members of the Association of Administrative Officials of the Victoria Plaza  Union (AFACVI), Luis Garategui , told local…