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UNIONSACT is concerned by the industrial tactics being employed by the Canberra Casino.
Casino workers have been threatened by management and stood down for wanting to wear union t-shirts as part of industrial action. On Friday Canberra Casino management served staff preparing to take protected industrial action with notices threatening various action, unless those staff ceased their protected action.
Secretary of UnionsACT Alex White says UnionsACT is deeply concerned at the importation by Canberra Casino of highly divisive US-style industrial tactics.
“Unions in Canberra cannot support the Canberra Casino being granted a license to use poker-machines as part of an expanded development while they behave in this manner,” Alex said.
“Holding a license is a privilege granted by the community, who rightly expect that organisations act responsibly and in the community interest.
“The heavy-handed actions we see from the Casino management lead UnionsACT to believe they are not currently able to meet this license requirement.”