Workers have been without a contract since September of last year.
Government and Service Employees' Union (bcgeu/nugpe) in the Thompson-Okanagan region broke off last week after the company refused to release financial information to back up claims that they cannot afford the workers' wage proposals.
Over 675 bcgeu/nupge members working at four Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan walked off the job on June 29 after mediation broke down with their employer.If ratified, it would end a strike that has stretched into its fifth month.To report a typo, email.The strike at four Southern Interior casinos is over barely.Gateway offer "neither fair nor reasonable" "Gateway says they can't afford to pay our members in the Okanagan the living wage we are asking for but, when we asked them to prove it by showing the mediator the company's financials, they refused said Stehpanie Smith.We made moves on our end in mediation trying to get to a deal, but Gateway still refuses to pay its workers what they are worth, Doug Kinna, bcgeu executive vice president said in a press release.The company hopes that an agreement can be reached at the bargaining table that both sides can accept.Bcgeu members work in table games, as slot attendants, cashiers, in the count room, kitchen, security, guest services and maintenance.Workers have walked the picket line for the past nine weeks in rotating shifts outside the local casino, the parking lot of which has sported few vehicles.There are currently no new dates set for mediation.Inside, the casinos are staffed by management and operating with reduced hours and services.
Related: Show of union solidarity on casino picket lines.
The public knows the casino industry is booming and that workers are the key to Gateways success they know the company needs to do the right thing and compensate its employees properly.
It would keep our members working in their casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan earning well below wages casino workers are making on the coast for the same work and it would mean most of our members' wages would still be hovering around minimum wage by the.The final round of voting on a tentative agreement that could end a strike by Southern Interior casino workers is wrapping.The bcgeu has indicated it is asking for wage increases that average about 62 per cent for its largely minimum wage-earning workforce, while Gateway has offered pay increases that range between.4 per cent and 13 per cent in the first year of the collective.Lottery Corporation headquarters in Kamloops, demanding the regulatory body investigate Gateway for alleged discrepancies in policy compliance by management during the strike.Nearly 700 bcgeu workers at Gateway Casinos began voting on the tentative agreement Tuesday.Our members working at Gateway Casinos simply cannot afford to live in the region on the wages the company is offering said Smith.Workers in Kelowna and Penticton wrapped up voting Wednesday, while those in Vernon and Kamloops are completing their vote this evening.Our members on strike receive incredible, ongoing support from their communities and the labour movement as a whole, Paul Finch, bcgeu treasurer said in a press release.These picket lines are strong and they will be up until Gateway agrees to pay a living wage, Finch said.Despite an on-going mediation process, the bcgeu members have opted to stay credit sans justificatif casino on the picket line.Bclc has said it is reviewing the allegations.Photo: Wayne Moore - File Photo.Gateway has not commented on the state of business at the Aberdeen casino.
Mediation between Gateway Casinos and over 675 members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union (bcgeu) on strike officially broke off on Saturday, July 21 the same day that saw hundreds of supporters flock to the picket lines across all four sites in the.
Along with the Playtime Casino in Kelowna, the Cascades Casinos in Kamloops and Penticton are also behind picket lines as is the Lake City Casino in Vernon.