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River Rock Collective Agreement

In Uncategorized on 05/10/2021 at 11:29

Last September, BCGEU negotiated a four-year contract for River Rock Casino members. According to a union press release, this first contract provided for an average wage increase of 19 percent for River Rock employees. Richmond, BC (September 25, 2017): River Rock Casino Resort (River Rock) today signed a new collective agreement with bc Government and Service Employees` Union (BCGEU), which currently represents nearly 1,000 river Rock team members. The new four-year collective agreement includes a robust compensation structure that comes with a large number of non-monetary benefits. A month later, on September 25, the management of The Great Canadian and the BCGEU reached an agreement that resulted in salary increases and significant improvements in health care, paid leave and leave. According to a BCGEU press release, wages will increase by an average of 19% during the four-year agreement. Earlier this month, BCGEU members turned down a preliminary deal at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. “BCGEU members at Hard Rock Casino have stood together in a long struggle and, thanks to their strength and solidarity and the support of the labour movement and community, they now have a collective agreement that sets a new standard for B.C casino workers,” said Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU, in the press release. This morning, the B.C. Government and Service Employees` Union announced that more than 400 members voted in favour of their first collective agreement at Vancouver`s Hard Rock Casino.

*Editor`s Note: Information relating to the decision of the 25th agreement reached in September and the casino`s practice of accepting thousands of suspicious cash dollars was reported after Briarpatch printed this edition and will therefore not be printed. The story has been updated online to reflect this evolution. “We are proud of our efforts and ability to work with BCGEU to reach an agreement that is beneficial to our team members and also recognizes our business requirements. We are confident that this new contract will provide the framework for us to work together and set a new standard for the industry,” said Michael Kim, General Manager, Casino Operations, River Rock Casino Resort. It was reported yesterday that Casino Parq employees, represented by Unifor Local 3000 (a Canadian union of workers working in the private sector), have entered into a new three-year contract. The $640 million development has become the engine of Vancouver`s robust economic development. Among other things, the opening of the casino offered more employment opportunities for local employees. The only casino in the city center extends over 72,000 square meters and is occupied by 75 gaming tables and 600 slot machines and video poker machines. The gaming accommodation also has 11 exclusive lounges for VIP players.

The new contract offers unionized jobs, makes significant wage increases and addresses problematic topics such as harassment. The new collective agreement provides for a wage increase of 27.5% on average in the first year and a 2% increase over the next two years. Casino workers began negotiating the new contract terms last November. Another important aspect of the agreement is the new system of protection against abusive casino benefactors. In addition, the new agreement also regulates certain food and beverage matters and returns all food and beverage services to positions meeting with Unifor (a generalist union in Canada). Deb Tveit, an assistant to the Unifor National President, commented that Parq Casino is one of the top employers in the B.C casino gaming industry. The general trend of unions in B.C., as in the rest of North America, has been a long decline in membership. Between 1981 and 2012, B.C.`s labour force unionization rate increased from 43 per cent to 30 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. . .

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