Faced with the impasse in the negotiations for the renewal of their collective agreement, the croupiers of the Casino de Montreal launched an indefinite general strike on Saturday morning.
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Thus, after making two one-off four-hour strikes last weekend, the croupiers have raised the tone in their pressure tactics. The union members also planned to form a picket line starting at 2 p.m.
Two points remain important in the negotiations between the croupiers and Loto-Québec, namely the break time and the remuneration.
“The number of people who suffer work-related injuries is staggering. We demand a better arrangement of time worked and time off to avoid injuries,” said Jean-Pierre Proulx, CUPE union representative.
For its part, Loto-Québec considers that certain requests are unreasonable and recalls that the same parameters have been accepted by the croupiers of its other casinos.