Pickering Casino workers strike negotiations break down; picket lines spread to Woodbine

Published August 1, 2022 at 10:56 am

After negotiations broke down Saturday morning between Unifor and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, a secondary picket line was erected at Great Canadian-owned Casino Woodbine.

All six entrances to Casino Woodbine have picket lines, creating long delays to get in.

Members of Unifor Local 1090 have been on strike at Pickering Casino Resort and Ajax Casino since Saturday, July 23, fighting for wage increases and to reduce the employer’s reliance on a part-time workforce.

“Great Canadian Gaming can easily afford to pay workers at Pickering what they pay workers at Woodbine. Until that gap is reduced, it will not be business as usual for GCGC,” said Corey Dalton, Local 1090 president.

Unifor Local 1090 represents approximately 1,500 gaming workers at six GCGC properties: Great Blue Heron Casino, Casino Woodbine, Pickering Casino Resort, Casino Ajax, Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, and Shorelines Casino Peterborough.

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