Unifor Local 3000 Collective Agreement

Parq Casino 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Brian Middleton, Union Representatives Tel: 604.516-8035 Email: brian@uniforbclocals.ca URL: www.parqvancouver.com/Collective Agreement: drive.google.com/open?id=19WlQdsHxN8Un8h1P9vbGfqQQBBBBd8 Coast Coal Harbour Hotel 1180 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 Ellen-Marie Moreira, Union Representatives Tel: 604.516.8032 E-mail: em@uniforbclocals.ca URL: www.coasthotels.com/hotels/bc/vancouver/coast-coal-harbour-hotel/Collective Agreement: drive.google.com/open?id=1569b2qJEVMKq_FMpqwkLAQkk9IQRruAu It was reported yesterday that employees of Casino Parq, represented by Unifor Local 3000 (Canadian union of workers working in the private sector), had entered into a new three-year contract. The $640 million development has become the engine of Vancouver`s robust economic development. Among other things, the opening of the casino offered more employment opportunities for local employees. The only casino in the city center extends over 72,000 square meters and is occupied by 75 gaming tables and 600 slot machines and video poker machines. The gaming accommodation also has 11 exclusive lounges for VIP players. The new contract offers unionized jobs, makes significant wage increases and addresses problematic topics such as harassment. The new collective agreement provides for a wage increase of 27.5% on average in the first year and a 2% increase over the next two years. Casino workers began negotiating the new contract terms last November. Another important aspect of the agreement is the new system of protection against abusive casino benefactors.

In addition, the new agreement also regulates certain food and beverage matters and returns all food and beverage services to positions meeting with Unifor (a generalist union in Canada). Deb Tveit, an assistant to the Unifor National President, commented that Parq Casino is one of the best employers in the B.C. The casino gambling industry. Khalsa Credit Union – Abbotsford Branch 3-2497 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 3Y3 Ellen-Marie Moreira, Union Representatives Tel: 604.516.8032 Email: em@uniforbclocals.ca URL: www.khalsacreditunion.ca/default.aspx?PageID=1000&LangID=enCollective Accord: drive.google.com/open?id=1aRSezhR8hacXiEcIiHc6BYp5gPsV_W30 “Parq Casino employees now have the best pay scale in the B.C casino industry,” said Deb Tveit, Assistant to Unifor President. Unifor is clearly Canada`s leading hotel, restaurant and gambling union.┬áLast September, the legendary Parq Vancouver Casino opened its doors to the crowd. The resort is the largest private development in British Columbia and offers a number of gambling products and services. Parq Urban Casino is often described as vancouver`s crown jewel. Interestingly, the news of the renewed collective agreement came shortly after River Rock Casino employees announced that they wanted to go on strike for fair wages and improved working conditions. .

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