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Tentative deal prevents strike at 6 Ontario casinos, negotiations continue for 2 others

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) and the union representing workers at several Ontario casinos.

Unifor issued strike mandate on July 18, saying workers at 8 GCGC locations would walk off the job Saturday

Negotiations are continuing between the company and Unifor members at Pickering Casino Resort and Casino Ajax, with workers on strike until a deal is reached. (Jessica Hill/The Associated Press)

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) and the union representing workers at several Ontario casinos.

Unifor had issued a strike mandate on July 18, saying 1,830 workers at eight GCGC locations would walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Saturday if a deal could not be reached.

The union issued a release Saturday morning saying tentative agreements had been signed by bargaining committees for Great Blue Heron Casino, Casino Woodbine, Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, Shorelines Casino Peterborough, Elements Casino Mohawk, and Elements Casino Brantford.

Negotiations are continuing between the company and Unifor members at Pickering Casino Resort and Casino Ajax, with workers on strike until a deal is reached.

Ratification votes on the tentative agreements will be held this coming week.

Details of the agreements will be released after their ratification, but key issues during the talks have been wages, benefits, and pensions.

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