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Crown cuts about 200 jobs as part of restructure plans

A Victorian royal commission in 2021 found Crown's conduct was "illegal, dishonest, and unethical".

A Victorian royal commission in 2021 found Crown's conduct was "illegal, dishonest, and unethical". Photo: AAP

Casino giant Crown will shed almost 200 jobs as the company undertakes a review to restructure the business.

The company will cut 194 jobs across a range of areas within the organisation, with a majority of job losses coming from its Melbourne venture.

“As we enter the next phase of our transformation, we are reviewing our business to ensure we have the right structure to realise these plans,” a Crown spokesperson said.

“This will impact some of our team members and we are working closely with them and their unions on their options through consultation.”

The review will put the business’s practices under the microscope to ensure its sustainable growth.

Impacted workers will be offered options to be redeployed to other positions within the company.

The United Workers Union, representing Crown workers, is working with management to minimise the impact on members and is pushing for voluntary redundancies.

“Most workers at Crown are covered by a UWU agreement which has strong redundancy entitlements and rules, and we will be making sure that the company adheres to these provisions,” union director Dario Mujkic said.

The job cuts come after 180 workers were laid off at Crown’s Barangaroo site in Sydney last year due to financial constraints and performance.

Crown employs more than 20,000 people nationwide, with roughly 11,500 workers based in Melbourne, making it Victoria’s largest single-site private employer.

The state government has been contacted for comment.

– AAP

Topics: Crown Casino
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