River Rock Casino Resort - Important Bargaining Update

April 13, 2017

Date:               April 13, 2017

To:                   All BCGEU Members at River Rock Casino Resort

Re:                   Important Bargaining Update

Collective agreement negotiations resumed with your Employer during the week of April 3rd. Though talks were respectful, your bargaining committee left this latest round disappointed by lack of progress. Simply put, your Employer hasn't responded to a number of important union proposals, proposals they have had in their possession since June of last year.

Our members at River Rock voted to join the Union for one big reason…CHANGE! You've told us that you want a workplace that promotes fairness, fair scheduling, honours seniority, and compensates workers fairly for the important work they do. It's becoming clear that this Employer wants  a collective agreement with less of these things than you have now. Your Union and your bargaining committee will continue to push the Employer on the key issues that matter to you, and very much hope that when talks resume in early May, positive movement will be made by the Employer.

To help ensure you receive a copy of bargaining updates please provide a personal email address to the BCGEU at: http://www.bcgeu.ca/email. If we already have an email address on file for you and you wish to edit or update any of your existing contact information, please send an email to: http://www.bcgeu.ca/change_of_address.

Bargaining is set to May 2nd, with multiple dates scheduled. We will update you on those talks when they resume.


In solidarity,

Your Bargaining Committee:    Cherry Huang, Hayman Sung, Harvinder Jaswal, San Chen, Glenn Matheson, Zenaida Ordonez, Watson Tseng, Eric Escobar

Chad McQuarrie
Staff Representative - Negotiations

Linsay Buss
Staff Representative - Negotiations


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