Lock­out re­duces ser­vice at OLG Slots at Wood­bine Race­track

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

TORONTO — About 400 work­ers at the On­tario Lot­tery and Gam­ing Corp. fa­cil­ity at the Wood­bine horse rac­ing track have been locked out af­ter their em­ployer and union were un­able to reach a new con­tract agree­ment.

The lock­out comes af­ter the work­ers, who are mem­bers of the Pub­lic Ser­vice Al­liance of Canada, voted over the week­end to re­ject a ten­ta­tive agree­ment that had been reached with OLG.

The union says its bar­gain­ing team sent a re­vised of­fer to the OLG on Wed­nes­day, but it was re­jected.

A PSAC spokesper­son says the lock­out be­gan at 12:01 a.m. Fri­day and work­ers es­corted off the premises.

A group of work­ers and union rep­re­sen­ta­tives are cur­rently pick­et­ing out­side the fa­cil­ity in north­west Toronto.

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