Workers at two casinos in British Columbia that were recently taken over by new operators have voted to join Unifor and have a voice in their workplaces as the transition to new ownership takes place.
“When new operators come into a workplace, workers need to have a voice,” said Unifor Organizing Director Kellie Scanlan.
“New operators always have a different way of doing things, and workers need a seat at the. table when those changes come.”
Thirty-six gaming workers at the Chances Signal Point Casino in Williams Lake voted on March 13 to join Unifor, just weeks after workers at the Chances Casino in Kamloops also voted to join Unifor.
The workers join more than 20,000 hospitality and gaming workers who are already members of Unifor, including 9,000 gaming workers.
“Across Canada, casino workers are recognizing that Unifor is the union for gaming workers,” Scanlan said.
Work will now begin on negotiating a first contract at the Williams Lake and Kamloops casinos.