Casino strike vote

Workers at four of the Okanagan’s largest casinos could hit the picket lines by Monday.

They work for Gateway Casinos Entertainment Ltd., which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon, and Cascades Casinos in Penticton and Kamloops.

The employees are represented by the B.C. Government Employees Union, and this week voted strongly in favour of strike action, the union announced Friday.

The vote comes after contract negotiations between the BCGEU and Gateway stalled in May.

According to the BCGEU, 88 per cent of its members at the four casinos took part in the strike vote, and 93 per cent of those were in favour of a strike.

That means they could officially go on strike by next week.

For more information on the labour dispute, check out the full story on Castanet's sister business news website, Okanagan Edge.

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