Nearly 1,700 workers at Quebec casinos went on an indefinite general strike on Friday, June 23, 2023. This forced employers Roto Quebec to adjust business hours and services at six game venues. 우리카지노탑 Casino de Montreal-CSN Workers Group, which represents its employees, said negotiations with the company ran into obstacles.
It should be explained that casino unionists in Quebec staged their first five-day strike during the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The strike affected catering, security and maintenance services. Their demands were higher wages to meet the rising cost of living. But their pressure tactics were ineffective and they voted for unlimited strikes.
Union leader Ricardo Scopelletti agreed that collective bargaining with employers was in trouble. The union is demanding that employers pay workers an additional Canadian dollar per hour, along with compensation commensurate with inflation. Meanwhile, the British royal family said wage demands increase what the company paid to other workers last summer.
Workers represented by unions are employed in non-game positions such as housekeepers, chefs, servers, and bell hoops. Strikes do not put game dealers, slot attendants, or pit supervisors on the table. The union also said Crown Corporation recorded impressive financial results in the last fiscal year and that workers should also benefit.
Earlier this month, Crown Corporation released its financial report for the fiscal year 2022-2023. Casino and game hall segments posted an increase of C$1.11 billion, or C$444 million, from the previous fiscal year. Meanwhile, online casino revenue rose C$4.6 million to a total of C$269.9 million.
Due to the strike, Casino Montreal is closed every day from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Casino Montremblanc and Hotel Casino Charlevoix are closed Monday to Wednesday, but are open from 2 p.m. to midnight Thursday to Sunday. Casino Rock-Remy, Salon Quebec and Salon Trua-Livier are also open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.
The Crown Agency also noted that many restaurants in casinos are forced to temporarily close or only offer takeaways due to labor disputes. Night clubs and other entertainment venues have also been suspended. But the hotel is still open. However, room service and bellhop are currently unavailable, and amenities are also functioning.
Last year, Roto Quebec received complaints from professional workers, but the strike was quickly resolved. About 450 experts returned to their seats in September, agreeing to the terms proposed by the Crown. The Crown then continued to operate normally so that it could debut a new version of Lotto 6/49, although there were some delays.