Gateway casino workers to rally for industry-standard wages as they resume negotiations with employer - BCGEU

KELOWNA, B.C., May 14, 2018 – Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow. 

Contract negotiations broke off on March 21st, but workers are optimistic that they are going back to the bargaining table with a strong message and are united in their fight for a fair contract. The petition has been signed by 95 per cent of workers at all four casinos and includes a demand for the highly profitable company to pay industry-standard wages, which would bring all employees above minimum wage.

WHAT: "Back-to-bargaining rally;" Gateway casino workers rally for a fair deal amidst contract negotiations 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00 am 

WHERE: BCGEU Kelowna Office, 1064 Borden Avenue