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William Hill Walkout Over Online Marketing Changes

Published by on October 18, 2011

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Bookmakers William Hill revealed this week that the chief marketing officer of its online marketing team in Tel Aviv has resigned and other senior members of the team are facing disciplinary action following a walkout by staff in the Israeli capital, in Manila and in Bulgaria.

The company confirmed reports of both the online marketing walkout and the staff repercussions in a statement today to the Regulatory News Service. The Sun newspaper reported that some 180 workers at William Hill’s Tel Aviv office walked out on

About 180 employees walked out of the Tel Aviv office on Sunday over concerns that the bookies was was seeking to transfer its online marketing functions to the UK or Gibraltar. The news caused William Hill’s share prices to fall at the London stock exchange.

“The vast majority of employees of the marketing team in Tel Aviv have good working relationships with the business and with colleagues across William Hill Online,” the company said today. “William Hill Online is committed to its sales and online marketing operation in Tel Aviv and contrary to media reports has no intention of relocating this operation.”

 

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