Unifor Local 1090 member workers at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Casino Rama will benefit from “significant” wage increases under a new three-year collective agreement ratified on April 14.
According to the union, workers will see a three per cent increase in both years one and two of the agreement, and a 3.5 per cent increase in year three.
Gains for members working in the skilled trades are even higher, the union noted, at five per cent each year.
“Since joining Unifor in 2015, workers at Casino Rama have seen massive wage increases and new benefits that would have been impossible in a non-union environment,” said Corey Dalton, president of Unifor Local 1090.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment told Simcoe.com it is “pleased that our employees have ratified the proposed collective agreement with Unifor at Casino Rama Resort.”
The agreement is the second of two recently ratified collective agreements for Unifor members at casinos in Ontario.
Unifor Local 444 members at Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino ratified their own three-year collective agreement in late March that includes wage increases in each year and a pension enhancement.