TORONTO, Dec. 22 /CNW/ - Picket lines have come down at Woodbine and
Mohawk racetracks following a tentative settlement that was reached between
the Canadian Auto Workers union and Woodbine Entertainment Group early
The tentative settlement ends a 17-day strike for the 185 bartenders and
servers at the Greenwood Teletheatre in Toronto as well as Woodbine and Mohawk
racetracks and slots.
The ratification meeting is scheduled to take place on Sunday,
December 23. If the agreement is ratified by the membership full service will
resume at the racetracks on Thursday. No details of the agreement will be
released until after workers vote on the contract.
This is the workers' first contract negotiation since joining the CAW in
August of 2007.
For further information:
For further information: Brian Stevens, National Staff Representative,
(cell) (416) 567-8281 or Angelo DiCaro, CAW Communications, (cell) (416)