Three days of mediated talks are scheduled to resume today between Gateway Casinos and the union representing 675 striking workers in the Okanagan and Kamloops.
BCGEU vice president Doug Kinna says the members are standing strong with their demands.
“Well. we’re looking for an industry standard contract. We’ve always said that. We’re not over reaching. We think that a casino worker in Vernon should make sthe same as a casino worker anywhere else in British Columbia. The members are strong on the picket line. They don’t want to settle for anything less than industry standard.”
The company has said the union’s demand amounts to a 60% wage increase.
Gateway Casinos last offered wage hikes of between 2 and 13 percent in the first year.
The strike is three weeks old today.