Allegations denied by the casino managing director
In a response to employee allegations that those facing retrenchement were offered poor severance packages, the owners of the Swaziland-based online casinos Piggs Peak and Volcanic Gold, Casino Enterprises, issued a statement denying the claims.
According to managing director Howard Berchowitz, “Allegations that I have grossly flouted labour laws and offered low retrenchment packages for the staff are untrue. I am not an authoritarian and strongly believe in democratic principles; therefore there could have been no way I would give the staff retrenchment packages without consultations."
He added that the employees have been offered redundancy packages double what they would have received according to the labor laws of Swaziland, the seat of the company. He added: “I am amazed by the reports that the members of staff are furious over the voluntary exit packages they have been offered because these are double what they are supposed to receive according to statutory law.
Since Piggs Peak employees have until Oct. 11 to choose whether they reject or accept the double offer, the managing director stated: “It is a matter of choice, if they do not want what we have offered we will use the law to set the record straight and revoke our offer.”