Caesars postpones more concerts, cancels hotel reservations through mid-June

As the strike shows no sign of ending, Caesars Windsor has postponed concerts and cancelled hotel reservations again.

You'll have to wait to see Blink-182, Russell Peters and Cole Swindell

Russell Peters will no longer be performing at Caesars Windsor on June 15. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Caesars Windsor has cancelled more shows and hotel reservations as workers continue to strike. 

Shows cancelled include Blink-182 (June 2), Russell Peters (June 15) and Cole Swindell (June 16).

For all postponed shows, current ticket holders can hold onto their tickets to be honoured on the new show dates. All future Colosseum shows will remain scheduled on their original date until further notice, according to a news release sent out by the company.

Hotel reservations booked through June 16 have all been cancelled. Future hotel reservations beyond that date will remain booked until further notice.

Unifor Local 444 president David Cassidy pointed out three specific issues that have workers concerned: contracting out, time off for weekend shifts and the length of a four-year wage increase. (Dale Molnar/CBC)

Searching for an end

Unifor Local 444 has been in preliminary talks with both Caesars Windsor and the provincial conciliator, according to union president David Cassidy.

"I don't like to see them have to cancel shows but it's only two weeks here and I'm hoping we can get a resolve," he said.

As for Ariius nightclub, they have seen more than 50 of their part-time workers left out of a job. President Kash Hasan said the effect of the strike on the downtown core has been "devastating."

"We hope for this to be over as soon as possible so our team can get back to work ... The province needs to step in and take charge and get people back to work immediately," he said.


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