Mediator To Meet With Both Sides In Caesars Dispute

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An update to the ongoing labour dispute at Caesars Windsor.

Unifor Local 444 President Dave Cassidy says a mediator will be in town on Wednesday to meet with the parties.

He calls it a "Mediators Exploratory Discussion."

Cassidy hopes the discussion brings the parties back to the bargaining table.

He says as of now, no new talks are planned.

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The picket line set up by striking casino workers outside Caesars Windsor. April 10, 2018 (Photo by Teresinha Medeiros)

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

On May 18th, the membership shot down the second tentative deal by 52.8 percent.

The second deal was a four-year agreement that included a wage increase of $2.25 as well as signing bonuses.

Both tentative deals were fully endorsed by the bargaining committee.

Last week, Caesars cancelled all hotel reservations and postponed all shows until June 16.