Tentative agreement reached with security officers at Casino Niagara
NIAGARA FALLS - A tentative agreement has been reached in contract talks between security officers at Casino Niagara and Chicago-based Hyatt Corporation. Both sides remained at the table throughout the weekend to achieve the agreement, reached just 90 minutes prior to the strike/lockout deadline of Feb. 10.
Rob Field, staff negotiator for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, says he is satisfied with the results of the negotiations.
“Our members stood firm on the issues that were vital to them,” Field said. “We are pleased that the employer recognized just how important this round of bargaining was, and that they were able to meet us on the major issues and come to an agreement.”
The agreement addresses wages, working conditions, seniority rights, disciplinary practices and the rights of union representatives in the workplace. Health and safety for staff and patrons at the casino, one of the union’s largest concerns, was also dealt with.
Members will vote on the tentative agreement on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Ameri-Cana Resort in Niagara Falls. OPSEU’s bargaining team has unanimously recommended that members accept this settlement.
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For more information: Rob Field (416) 527-1373