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Union says Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots staff facing lockout

In a release Friday, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, which represents the 124 affected workers, who include parking attendants, cashiers and slot technicians, said it has been negotiating with Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots management for a contract since May 2014. It said the union would cover benefits plans for employees if they’re cut off.

In an emailed statement Saturday, OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti said the operator has tabled “proposals that are consistent with … other recent collective agreements.”

“OLG is offering wage increases and benefits (ie medical, dental, disability) that are consistent with collective agreements negotiated, recommended and ratified in 2014 and 2015 by unions at 13 different locations including Casino Sault Ste. Marie, Casino Point Edward, the Slots at Sudbury Downs, the Slots at Georgian Downs, and the Slots at Woodbine Racetrack,” the agency said.

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