Windsor's Mayor Encourages Talks To Resume At Caesars Windsor

Windsor's mayor is encouraging both sides in the Caesars Windsor strike to get back to the table.

Drew Dilkens says since Caesars is the largest tourism draw in the region, the five day old strike is having an impact on the local economy.

The comments come as the union, Unifor local 444, is preparing to put final touches on a new package to bring to the company.

Caesars announced on Monday that it was cancelling all events, hotel reservations and shows for the month of April.

Dilkens says the strike is hurting the local economy.

"Clearly Caesars Windsor is a major employer in the City of Windsor and the soon that everyone can get back to work--the better, but I understand there is a process that everyone has to go through."

Dilkens says compromise will be needed.

"Parties have to be ready to negotiate and over time that will happen and the sooner that it is, the sooner that does happen better it will be for everyone in the city of Windsor including the employees."

2,300 workers walked off the job last Friday, April 6 after rejecting a tentative deal.

No new talks are planned.

- with files from AM800's Rob Hindi