The union representing workers at three Ontario casinos has ratified a series of collective agreements that will provide improved pensions and health benefits for employees.
Members of Unifor Local 444 at the Caesars Windsor ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes a one per cent enhancement to its defined contribution pension plan, as well as multiple benefits enhancements including massage therapy, physiotherapy, vision care, life insurance and two days of paid emergency leave for part-time employees.
“The gaming industry is constantly changing and we have to ensure our contracts continue to lead the way for workers and their families,” said Chris Macdonald, assistant to the Unifor national president, in a press release.
Unifor Local 103 members at Cascades Casino North Bay also negotiated changes to pensions, wages and job security language that nearly matches mature collective agreements at other gaming facilities owned by the casino’s parent company.
And Unifor Local 1090 ratified a new three-year collective agreement for workers at Casino Rama near Orillia, Ont. Workers secured a three per cent wage increase in years one and two and a 3.5 per cent increase in year three, while members working in the skilled trades will see a five per cent increase each year.