Caesars, Unifor Head Back To Bargaining

(WINDSOR, ON) – There may be hope on the horizon for 2,300 striking workers at Caesars Windsor as Unifor and management bargaining committees appear headed back to negotiations. The two sides haven’t met in the same room since April 18 when Caesars outright rejected a new proposal from Local 444 representatives after a 2-hour meeting.

The move to re-enter talks happened after the two sides expressed their frustrations through the media. As well, incoming local president Dave Cassidy publically chastised mayor Drew Dilkens for failing to take an active role in the work stoppage.

“It’s amazing what shaking the bushes brings out,” a tweet from Local 444 read. “Caesars Windsor has reached out to us and we are headed back to the table with a conciliator on Tuesday.”

The strike is into its 36th day and there doesn’t appear to any erosion of resolve on the part of workers. They took to the picket line after voting down a tentative offer which was recommended by their bargaining committee.

All reservations and events at Caesars have been cancelled through to the end of May.

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