Strike At Caesars Windsor Enters Week Seven

Caesars Windsor employees on the picket line, April 6, 2018. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

The union that represents over 2,100 striking workers at Caesars Windsor says it is doing what it can to get back to the bargaining table after members rejected a tentative deal on Friday.

It was the second time the workers turned down a contract offer endorsed by leadership at Unifor Local 444. Less than 48% of the members accepted the deal during a ratification vote at the WFCU Centre.

The strike started back on April 6 after the workers rejected another offer.

In a Facebook post Monday afternoon, the union said it was reaching out to casino management, the provincial conciliator, Labour Minister Kevin Flynn, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Unifor Local 444 called for an immediate meeting with management at Caesars Windsor to “make sure all of us are on the same page.”

The strike is entering its seventh week.