British bookmaker giant William Hill has been hit by a mass walkout by nearly 200 staff from an online support centre in Tel Aviv. Chief Marketing Officer in Israel, Eyal Sanoff, has also quit.
William Hill this week suffered a mass walkout from the bookie's online support centre in Tel Aviv, Israel, seeing some 200 staff members leave their positions.
According to The Sun
, the walkout occurred as staff believe that William Hill Chief Executive Ralph Topping is preparing to lay the workers off and instead move the work to the UK or Gibraltar.
Chief Marketing Officer in Israel, Eyal Sanoff, has reportedly also left his job as a result of the protest.
"Everyone's worried," a staff member said.
"We all bought into the company's thinking, such as hating Ladbrokes, but the situation has deteriorated and people are really worried about their jobs,"
"All 180 staff walked out on Sunday, which is a working day here, and only 20 came back today," she added.
William Hill executives, including online executive Jim Mullen, have now flown to Tel Aviv in order to solve the situation.
According to The Sun, Mullen has among other things offered all employees one month's salary if they go back to the office.
William Hill has a long history of bookmaking in the UK and was founded already in 1934.
The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and made more than £156 million in profits last year.
Apart from the 200 online support workers in Tel Aviv, William Hill employs some 15,000 workers and executives across the world and in its headquarters in London and Leeds.