Manitoba: Casino workers vote to authorize strike two days before Christmas

Manitoba: Casino workers vote to authorize strike two days before Christmas

Article brief provided by CTV News Winnipeg
  • Dan Vadeboncoeur, CTV News Winnipeg
December 3, 2023 12:16 PM

Members of Unifor Local 144 working at Winnipeg’s three casinos have voted in favour of potential strike action if they can’t sign a new contract by the end of this month.

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The union represents more than 750 employees at McPhillips Station Casino, Club Regent Casino, and the Shark Club Casino. The workforce includes dealers, cashiers, slot attendants, security personnel, house/grounds staff, customer service representatives, and skilled trades workers.

“Unifor members at Manitoba Lotteries deserve a strong collective agreement, not the foot dragging and disrespect we’re seeing from the company,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President, in a news release. “Management has left us little choice but to take job action. My message to this employer: step up and bring a serious offer.”