Newspaper article The Canadian Press

All Bets Are off. Caesars Windsor Workers on Strike after Rejecting Agreement

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

All Bets Are off. Caesars Windsor Workers on Strike after Rejecting Agreement

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Caesars Windsor workers on strike

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WINDSOR, Ont. - Workers at the Caesars Windsor hotel-casino in southwestern Ontario walked off the job at 12:01 a.m. Friday after rejecting a tentative contract agreement.

Unifor Local 444 said 59 per cent of the workers voted against a deal that had been reached just minutes before a strike deadline late Tuesday.

"There's a lot they liked in the agreement, but ultimately, there's a lot of anger, disrespect they feel they've gotten from the employer," local president James Stewart said.

"We fully endorsed the agreement," he added. "There were some good gains in the agreement and I think the members recognized that, but we fell short in being able to ratify it."

The 2,300 striking workers include dealers, cooks, housekeepers and janitors who had voted more than 98 per cent last month in favour of a strike to support their contract demands. …

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