General Workers Union withdraws application for a warrant of prohibitory injunction to block NetEnt’s lay-off plan following Evolution Gaming’s acquisition
Malta’s General Workers Union has withdrawn its application for a warrant of prohibitory induction to block NetEnt’s mass lay-off plan. The news emerged after both sides reached an agreement following talks on Thursday.
The Union registered an industrial dispute after they argued that NetEnt had failed to abide by laws regulating collective redundancies.
In the court hearing, the General Worker’s Union was represented by the lawyer Aaron Mifsud Bonnici while NetEnt had Paul Gonzi as their lawyer.
This morning Mr Justice Tony Abela, presented the case in the First Hall, Civil Court where straight after, journalists present were informed that a detailed statement will be issued in the coming days divulging all the details presented in open court.
This all came about after NetEnt’s office in Malta has laid off 300-500 employees. The employees were asked to stay home and wait for an email to see what their future holds.
The General Worker’s Union was let down with the news that the employees were not informed by this decision and argued this case to court stating:
The GWU decried NetEnt and Evolution Gaming’s anti-union tactics, which it contends are intended to prevent an effective consultation of employees at a critical moment when they are facing potential redundancy days before Christmas.
After today’s hearing it is understood that the company will now be laying off fewer people than originally planned.
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