Casino workers and community members met at a Niagara Falls, Ontario community centre to defend good jobs in the region.
A provincial Request for Proposals (RFP) recently put 1,400 local jobs at risk through the possible closure of the Fallsview Casino.
Greg Brady, President Local 199, that represents security workers at the casino, pledged the union will defend all jobs at the workplace and the dignity of workers. “I’ll fight for all of you,” he told a packed room.
Niagara’s casinos were built to bring good jobs to the community but are now being treated as a revenue source by the provincial government, with no regard for the working people who rely on them.