May 8, 2018 6:29 am

Strike forces more cancellations at Caesars Windsor

Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino on June 17, 2016 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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WINDSOR, Ont. – Caesars Windsor says it is postponing hotel reservations and concerts through the end of May due to an ongoing strike by employees.

About 2,300 members of Unifor Local 444 walked off the job April 6 after rejecting a tentative agreement by a vote of 59 per cent.

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Caesars Windsor says hotel reservations booked through May 31 have been cancelled and affected guests will be contacted via email or phone as soon as possible.

The facility says shows by Pitbull, Lee Brice and Daniel O’Donnell will be rescheduled on dates to be determined.

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The striking workers include dealers, cooks, housekeepers and janitors. Wages and working conditions are the key issues.

No talks are scheduled and the union said Monday that it continues to push Caesars management to return to the bargaining table.

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