Canadian gambling operator Gateway Casino & Entertainment is taking two workers’ unions to court following allegations that its members illegally hid picket lines at the company’s Okanagan-based Lake City casino.
On September 14, a casino company in the Supreme Court of British Columbia filed a civil claim notice against the BCGEU (Government and Service Employees Union) and Canadian Food and Commercial Workers’ Union area code 401 (UFCW). In addition to the two labor unions, the company also named John Doe, Jane Doe and “the unknown” as defendants.
According to the operator’s claim, union members went on strike on June 29, 2018, keeping picket lines at four casinos owned and operated by gateways in the region. The casino company claims striking workers blocked access to the operator’s casino in Penticton, and their actions against other employees and members of the public were threatening as well as abusive language.
Unionized workers are accused of insulting both customers and event staff by standing in front of vehicles trying to enter and exit the casino parking lot. 카지노사이트
The ‘sexual harassment and/or insulting’ behaviour of workers is not unique to Gateway Casino. According to a civil claim notice filed by the casino operator to the BC State Supreme Court, striking workers have delayed administrative staff arriving at the Penticton Casino. The gambling operator has declared that illegal activities have been getting longer and more serious since the suspension of work, especially since September 10. At this time, UFCW began a joint picketing action with BCGEU.
The union says the proposed wage increase is too small
Police repeatedly dispatched and intervened when a car in the parking lot was blocked by the two union members’ misconduct, but they refused to respond without receiving strong warnings or receiving strong warnings or orders.
In August, Gateway Casino won an injunction against BCGEU in connection with the casino’s strike action in Penticton.
Negotiations between casino operators and unions to end the ongoing strike have now been going on for more than three months. At the end of September, Gateway Casino sent an open letter to the Thompson Okanagan community to explain more clearly about living wages in the area. The move was taken by the company after the union claimed that the last financial offer for a wage increase did not meet the so-called “living wage amount.”
The open letter to local residents whose operators were mistaken was intended to make the term “living wage” clearer and provide more information about workers’ wages. Gateway said the wages of new cashiers working for them would also be greater than normal living wages and offered an average 7.5% increase for the job during the first year. As explained by the operator, the average annual compensation for the position will be more than CA$50,362 including tips.