Holland Casino

Holland Casino has revealed that it has reached a new collective labour agreement with trade unions FNV and De Unie, both of which are set to submit a recommended acceptance to their members. 

Lauded as an “important part” of the new collective agreement, which commenced at the turn of the year and will run through to May 31, 2022, is a structural wage increase of 1.5 per cent from October 1, 2021 and a one-off payment of 0.75 per cent in March 2022.

Moreover, agreements have also been made regarding pensions, with a working group also being set up with the aforementioned unions in order to collaborate on further improvements in scheduling and sustainable employability.

Danielle Justus, director of human resources at Holland Casino, explained: “Holland Casino is hit hard by the corona crisis. These were intensive but constructive conversations in which all parties took joint responsibility for the future of Holland Casino and its employees in these extremely uncertain and difficult times. 

“Apart from the collective labour agreement, we have also succeeded in reaching agreements with each other on both a form of voluntary severance scheme and a placement scheme. Both schemes are important in the context of our necessary restructuring and will certainly contribute to fewer forced redundancies.”

Holland Casino currently sees the doors closed across its portfolio of gaming establishments, a situation documented on December 14, 2020, as the Dutch government placed the country into “its strictest lockdown yet”.

All 14 branches in Amsterdam-West, Amsterdam Center, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Scheveningen, Zandvoort, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Nijmegen, Enschede, Valkenburg, Venlo, Eindhoven and Breda were subsequently closed and set to reopen on Tuesday 19 January 2021, unless a lockdown extension is announced beforehand.