Casino dealers reach tentative contract deal
Deal averts threat of possible strike by dealers, who have been without a contract since March 2013
An agreement in principle has been reached between the union representing dealers at casinos in Montreal and Lac-Leamy and Loto-Québec.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees announced the tentative deal via news release Sunday.
“Details of the agreement will be made public once members have had a chance to vote on it,” Jean-Pierre Proulx of the CUPE states in the release.
The vote will be held at general assemblies scheduled for this Tuesday and Thursday.
Intensive negotiations between the two parties began last week.
The dealers have been without a contract since March 2013.
The dispute has centred around salaries and hours for casual employees. The union was seeking a two per cent a year increase over five years.
The tentative agreement puts an end to the threat of a possible strike and other pressure tactics.