Ratified deal to send Belleville Shorelines Casino workers back to work

A worker's strike ended Tuesday after Unifor negotiated a 13 per cent wage increase over the next three years for Shorelines Casino workers in Belleville. CKWS TV

A strike is over at the Shorelines Casino in Belleville following a ratification vote on a tentative agreement.

More than 90 unionized casino workers took part in the vote Tuesday.

Workers went on strike Friday over a wage dispute.

According to the union representing the workers, 92 per cent of members voted to accept the first contract.

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Unifor says that under the new deal, the average wage will increase by 13 per cent over the next three years, with some classifications receiving a 24 per cent bump.

The workers will also see the amount they pay for benefits reduced by half.


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