The Unifor reached an agreement with the casino

The Unifor reached an agreement with the casino

Unifor, the union that represents casino workers in Ontario, said that the strike could soon be over.

A tentative agreement has been signed

Unifor Local 1090 announced Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached with GCGC, the casino company that had failed to negotiate new wages with the trade union.

Lana Payne, National Secretary-Treasury at Unifor, applauded all Unifor members who did not give up and who took on a powerful employer to fight for what was right.

According to the president of Unifor Local 1090, the negotiations were tough and members’ stance for better working conditions was the main driver behind the tentative agreement.

The Unifor announcement said that details of the tentative agreement with GCGC would be released after the members vote today.

Seeking better wages, benefits, and pensions

A coordinated bargaining table meeting was held in Toronto last month to look for improvements to wages, benefits and pensions for its members working at GCGC casinos. Unifor wanted to reduce the employer’s reliance on precarious part-time jobs as part of the negotiations.

Negotiating teams from Unifor signed agreements with GCGC’s Great Blue Heron Casino, Casino Woodbine, Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, Shorelines Casino Peterborough, Elements Casino Mohawk, and Elements Casino Brantford on July 23. The agreement with Unifor members at the casino could not be reached at that time.

Unifor, Canada’s largest trade union in the private sector with 315,000 members, represents approximately 1,500 people working at Great Blue Heron Casino, Casino Woodbine, Pickering Casino Resort, Casino Ajax, Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, and Shorelines Casino Peterborough through its Unifor Local 1090 branch

The company that operates the casinos, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, has changed its name to Great Canadian Entertainment to better align with its long-term strategy and market position in the Canadian gaming market.


Unifor, the trade union representing casino workers at the two Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) casinos in Ontario, has announced that a tentative agreement has been reached. The details of the tentative agreement between GCGC and Unifor will be released after the vote for members takes place today.