Caesars Windsor employees vote to strike

Unifor Local 444 members have voted 97 per cent in favour of a strike mandate at Caesars Windsor.

Unionized workers at Caesars Windsor say they're ready to go on strike next month.

Sunday, union members voted 97 per cent in favour of a strike mandate.

Contract talks continue between Caesars' management and Unifor.

Dino Chiodo, president Unifor Local 444, said there is "a number of things" being negotiated.

"Scheduling, with regards to funds, some language issues," Chiodo said. "There's a number of things that we have challenges with, that we need to resolve, and it is a little bit of a challenge trying to walk through those items, talk about them and get them to a point where our bargaining committee is going to be satisfied."

There are more than 2,000 unionized workers at Caesars.

"Caesars Windsor employees are some of the best employees in the service sector," Chiodo said. "In saying that, they deserve the respect from the employer. I don't think they get it the way they should be getting it."

The strike deadline is April 4.

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