Following the announcement, John Park, Assistant General Secretary for Community, the union for workers in the betting industry said:
“This news will come as a devastating blow for Betfred’s employees. These workers carry out difficult jobs in often challenging circumstances. Betfred must do everything they can to support those affected in finding new roles either within our without the company.
“Community is the union for all workers in the betting industry and will on hand to offer advice and support to our members within Betfred. This is only the start of the consultation process and it is important that those employees affected have the chance to make their voices heard.
“The betting market is going through major changes and Community will be working to ensure the terms and conditions of those on the front line of the industry are protected and improved.”
If you are affected by this announcement, then contact Community’s Service Centre on 0800 389 6332 for help and advice.
MEDIA: For more information, contact Callum Munro on 07821250904.