Economic development? Buy outs and lay offs!

From the Niagara Falls Review. – R. T.:

Slot attendants offered buy-outs from Niagara Casinos

John Law 

By John Law, Niagara Falls Review

Friday, February 1, 2013 4:04:35 EST PM

Niagara Casinos has offered all 92 of its slot attendants voluntary buy-out packages.

The offer extends to attendants at both Casino Niagara and the Niagara Fallsview Casino. Employees have until Feb. 5 to decide.

The buy-outs were announced during a mandatory meeting with slot attendants and lead slot attendants Thursday, a day after Casino Niagara closed for a day because of renovations to the building’s electrical system.

Greg Medulun, Niagara Casinos director of communications, stressed the buy-outs are voluntary – there will be no job losses or layoffs. But staffing schedules and numbers “have fallen out of sync with our business needs.”

“There has been almost zero turnover in the last number of years in that area.”

A similar buy-out was offered two years ago to all full-time, non-unionized staff at both casinos. Seventy employees accepted, including four slot attendants.

The new package for slot attendants includes three weeks for every year of service (up to 26 weeks) …

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