Exploratory Discussions Continue In Caesars Windsor Strike

For the third straight day Unifor Local 444 and Caesars Windsor are meeting with a provincial mediator.

Local 444 President Dave Cassidy says the parties have not officially returned to the bargaining table and calls the meetings "exploratory discussions."

He says the goal of the discussion is to bring the parties back to the negotiating table.

On Thursday, Unifor National President Jerry Dias and Caesars Windsor Regional President Kevin Laforet joined the discussions.

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A picket sign rests on the steps outside Caesars Windsor as a strike continues by casino employees. April 10, 2018 (Photo by Teresinha Medeiros)

Today is day 57 of the labour dispute.

On May 18, the membership rejected a second tentative deal by 52.8 percent.

The four-year deal had included a wage increase plus signing bonuses.

The 2100 plus workers have been on strike since April 6th after rejecting the first tentative deal.

All casino shows have been postponed and hotel reservations have been cancelled until June 16th.