Some casino workers will hold another strike day on Thursday.
For the most part, these are support employees in these casinos, not the croupiers who are not on strike. This walkout day will generally affect catering, security and maintenance services, for example.
Loto-Québec says four establishments will be affected, “in a limited way” since managers also provide services. The casinos of Montreal, Charlevoix and Mont-Tremblant will be open Thursday from 2 p.m. to midnight. Regular hours are in effect at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau.
These workers are members of unions of the Federation of Public Service Employees, which is affiliated with the CSN.
The dispute is mainly about wages. The union is demanding increases equal to the cost of living increase plus $1 an hour.
For its part, Loto-Québec claims to offer “good working conditions to all its employees. Salaries in casinos are significantly above the benchmark market, at more than 20% for the majority of employment categories.