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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Employees at Montreal Casino abruptly strike over the weekend

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Key takeaways: 

  • Wages, schedules, and working requirements are among the top problems.
  • Croupiers at the Montreal Casino stepped off the job following delayed agreement negotiations with their employer over the weekend.

Croupiers at the Montreal Casino stepped off the job following a shock four-hour strike on Sunday. 

The employees are accusing slowed negotiations over their new joint contract, which came to a spot last weekend.

The collective contract that controls the working conditions of 521 dealers passed on March 31, 2020, with earnings and schedules among the top problems at stake.

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Croupiers at the Montreal Casino stepped off the job following a shock four-hour strike on Sunday

“Things went well today despite the hefty rain,” said union representative Jean-Pierre Proulx on Sunday evening. “It’s mainly to show against our work hours,” he said. “[And] our working needs.”

Agreement talks will restart on Tuesday with a negotiator, he stated. 

Loto-Quebec, which overlooks the region’s casinos, said customers could still access gaming tables beside the poker room during the strike.

Source – cbc.ca

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