TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - On April 28, 2013 the Ontario Lottery and
Gaming (OLG) Corporation tabled its final offer to nearly 400 workers
who work at the Slots at Woodbine. Workers previously rejected an
earlier offer after a vote conducted on April 10, 2013, because the
offer did not address their priorities.
Workers are fighting for greater work-life balance, job security and
improved compensation. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC),
which represents these workers, has been trying to avoid a strike by
having the OLG address these concerns.
"The workers have been clear; they want a fair deal that includes fair
scheduling to allow for work-life balance for part-time employees,
better job security in light of upcoming privatization and improvements
to compensation", states Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Regional Executive
Vice-President for Ontario. "Executives at the OLG have seen their pay
go up by nearly 50 per cent over the past two years, yet they say their
workers should not receive any increases."
With continued discussions of a downtown Toronto Casino and with it the
promise of good jobs, it is crucial that the public see the reality of
what it means to be a casino worker.
A vote on the OLG's final offer will be held on Sunday, May 5 and Monday
May 6, 2013. If the workers reject the final offer, a No Board Report
will be triggered, which is the final step before strike action.
Workers could then be on strike as soon as May 24th.
SOURCE: Public Service Alliance of Canada - Ontario
For further information:
Jonathan Choquette, PSAC Communications Officer - 819-773-2511 (firstname.lastname@example.org)