Navigation Links
Gamble for money, but casino workers gamble with their health!

Casinos are places to win and lose; money; of course but a new report suggests that staff in casinos are gambling their health. The reason is attributed to long hours and poor conditions. //

The survey was done on the state of casino working conditions by the GMB union. This comes when Glasgow prepares to bid for a licence to operate a Las Vegas-style super-casino.

According to the report, working conditions are such that three-quarters of the croupiers at the city's five casinos suffer back and neck problems, while a fifth suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, a form of repetitive strain injury that results in numbness and tingling in their hands due to excessive pressure on nerves.

Chronic fatigue and sleep disturbance from working excessive late hours was reported in 80% of the workers.

The worse part is that managers allow big-spending players to abuse and threaten workers, racial harassment cases have also doubled over the past three years, with two out of five female staff surveyed saying they had been sexually harassed.

In the words of Richard Leonard, GMB's Glasgow organiser for casino workers: "Casinos are seen as glamorous, but the view from the inside is radically different. It's time operators worked with government and the trade unions and cleaned up their act. If they do not they will see not only poorly motivated workers, but hefty damages claims too. The biggest response by far to our study came from Glasgow, which is another reason why we hope this sector gets its house in order before the government decides where Britain's first super-sized casino is to be based."

As a respite measure GMB wants casino operators to introduce a zero-tolerance policy for all customers who are abusive or threatening to staff. It also wants 12-hour shifts scrapped, and regular and longer rest breaks.

As per an industry source, highly surprised at the findings, said: "Generally, casinos have a very tight security policy, particularly when it comes to who they let through the door in the first place."


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Parkinsons Drug Leads To Increase in Gamblers
2. Odds Are That Gamblers Have More Health Problems
3. Koiralas Temptation and Gamble
4. Dont Gamble With Peoples Health, Warn Experts
5. Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers
6. Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers
7. Study shows that interventions from health workers can bring about changes in asthma causes
8. Full time workers are less health conscious than part time workers
9. Cancer risk among nuclear industry workers
10. Immune response in Occupational metal fume inhaling workers
11. President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. Brooklyn-based company, ... for the millions of people who require these medical transport services annually. ... the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an industry-changing app that ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 ... brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live ... not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of ... recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work ... Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ANGELES , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused ... therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in its ... in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient ... enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS , ... students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is ... 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org ... let type 1 diabetes stand in the way of ... has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 The vast majority of dialysis patients ... Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with treatment ... travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen ... for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly ... rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: