Lockout reduces service at OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack
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.