Casino workers fear job losses over Government's tax plans

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 20:00

The Union of Members Clubs and Lottery Workers is calling for an urgent meeting with the Minister of Finance over government’s plans for the gaming industry.

In a release issued today, Secretary of the union representing casino workers Cindy Mohammed says the minister has signalled his intention to implement another wave of taxes on the sector.

Mohammed says the last time the industry was taxed without fit and proper consultation it resulted in the contraction of the industry and the loss of jobs.

As a result, the union says casino workers are deeply troubled that the government’s actions will result in massive job loss in the gaming industry and that membership will be adversely affected.

The union wants the minister to discuss the details of the government's proposal with them.