Shoreline Casino Workers Strike in Fight for Fair Wages

Workers at Shorelines Casino Belleville in Ontario are striking in a push to secure what they describe as fair wages.

At 1 a.m. on October 22, a strike commenced at the Belleville casino, with picket lines erected later in the morning.

Bargaining committees for Unifor Local 1090 and the employer worked late into the night to reach an agreement. Parties will resume meetings again on October 22 with the goal of resolving the dispute to resume casino operations.

Local 1090 members at Shorelines Belleville rejected the employer’s most recent offer by 84 per cent on October 20. The union represents 93 workers at the casino in table games, slots, food and beverage, kitchen and culinary, facilities and housekeeping, guest services, and cashiering.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

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