A strong majority want to be a part of the union.
(Victoria, B.C.) Over 130 employees across five departments at Elements Casino Victoria voted to join the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) to fight for job security, better wages, fairness and a voice at their workplace. The positive vote to join was 87%, with 82% of workers casting a ballot. These workers join over 3,400 casino workers who are already a part of B.C.'s leading union in the gaming sector.
"These workers have clearly made a choice to stand together to make improvements in their worksite," said Stephanie Smith, president of the BCGEU. "The message is strong – casino workers feel they belong in our union."
The departments joining the BCGEU are Table Games, Slots, Cage, Count and Guest Services.
Elements Casino Victoria is located in View Royal, and is owned by Great Canadian Casinos, a subsidiary of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, which owns River Rock Casino Resort and Hard Rock Casino.
The BCGEU is one of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia. We represent over 78,000 members in 550 bargaining units in the private sector and public services.
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