Casino Strike

Re: Casino Strike

Postby Anonymous123 » Nov 9th, 2018, 6:43 pm

Kelownah wrote:23.5% baby!! Woot woot!


How long will it take to save up the amount of money in your savings account, that you claimed you spent during the strike, at 5.875% per year?
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby Kelownah » Nov 9th, 2018, 7:20 pm

Like I said before, it'll take a while...
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby Williy » Nov 9th, 2018, 9:33 pm

Buckeye19 wrote:
Kelownah wrote:23.5% baby!! Woot woot!


Over 4 years. No wonder the vote was basically split 50/50. You guys picketed 19 weeks for a less than 6%/year raise.


And that is why so many people were thankful that they did go on strike, and had no problem offering their public support...to stand up to an unreasonable, but means worthy employer. An employer that wasn't willing to offer a reasonable increase to long term staff over many years of service, & it finally has caught up with them. It is unfortunate that the employer had to push their employees to the point that workers were willing to undergo such hardship, and deterioration of both their bank account as well as affected relationships at work but we want to thank them. Thank you Casino workers.
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby Faraday » Nov 10th, 2018, 2:10 am

They had to bring Security in from Ontario!!! Talked to a women tonight in Vernon and she has been put up in housing and paid her full wage and was sad to see an agreement cause she was doing better here during the strike!

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Re: Casino Strike

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 10th, 2018, 5:38 am

Faraday wrote:They had to bring Security in from Ontario!!! Talked to a women tonight in Vernon and she has been put up in housing and paid her full wage and was sad to see an agreement cause she was doing better here during the strike!




So the ones willing to work .. get shafted in favour of the walk offs. Seems legit
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby jimmy4321 » Nov 10th, 2018, 6:56 am

It's just *bleep* casino work not mining.
Casino should hold out as long as it takes. Who cares what the casino rakes in, being self employed forever i've never charged based on income just sold more.

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Re: Casino Strike

Postby OKkayak » Nov 10th, 2018, 11:19 am

Kelownah wrote:But you forget I get my 23.5% plus all the tips! :biggrin:
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Funny how tips are such an appeal to your job unless it comes to the sob story on how "greedy" your employer is and how little money you "earn".
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby Symbonite » Nov 10th, 2018, 11:33 am

Williy wrote:
An employer that wasn't willing to offer a reasonable increase to long term staff over many years of service, & it finally has caught up with them.


Im sorry Williy...but this did not catch up to the casino...the strike caught up to the workers because if you look at the vote...you can tell the casino gave the take it or leave it scenario...and looks like the union workers broke.

at almost 6% raise each year for 4 years will take 4 years to recoup the wages and potential tips lost. By the time 4 years comes around your contract is up and would they possibly strike and do this all over again..

No matter what...you know who wins in this whole thing...the BCGEU union itself...not the Casino...and especially not the People that the so called union is supposed to help.

Sorry but not sorry...the people that walked off did this to themselves.
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby mullyman » Nov 10th, 2018, 2:23 pm

I love how people that have never been involved in labour *bleep* all over unions .. Educate yourself regarding labour history before you Union bash...disputes are not encouraged , but sometimes we must put down our tools and fight for our rights...organized labour made all kinds of gains for the working man...even if you didn't belong to a union!

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Re: Casino Strike

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 10th, 2018, 2:27 pm

mullyman wrote:I love how people that have never been involved in labour *bleep* all over unions .. Educate yourself regarding labour history before you Union bash...disputes are not encouraged , but sometimes we must put down our tools and fight for our rights...organized labour made all kinds of gains for the working man...even if you didn't belong to a union!



Most things unions claim to have gained workers were all done by Henry Ford. A man who you guessed it hated unions
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby MAPearce » Nov 10th, 2018, 2:52 pm

mullyman wrote:I love how people that have never been involved in labour *bleep* all over unions .. Educate yourself regarding labour history before you Union bash...disputes are not encouraged , but sometimes we must put down our tools and fight for our rights...organized labour made all kinds of gains for the working man...even if you didn't belong to a union!


Labour unions were relevant to their membership during the industrial revolution .. Now thy're just blood sucking leeches , raping those they proclaim to be helping ..
I payed attention in High school....But not to what they were trying to teach me..

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Re: Casino Strike

Postby mullyman » Nov 10th, 2018, 3:00 pm

MAPearce wrote:
mullyman wrote:I love how people that have never been involved in labour *bleep* all over unions .. Educate yourself regarding labour history before you Union bash...disputes are not encouraged , but sometimes we must put down our tools and fight for our rights...organized labour made all kinds of gains for the working man...even if you didn't belong to a union!


Labour unions were relevant to their membership during the industrial revolution .. Now thy're just blood sucking leeches , raping those they proclaim to be helping ..

Agreed..with globalization of industry unions don't have the hammer they once did... But still relevant ..that's ok... We keep buying offshore junk that's built in sweatshops with child labour that work 7 days a week...

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Re: Casino Strike

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 10th, 2018, 3:19 pm

mullyman wrote:Agreed..with globalization of industry unions don't have the hammer they once did... But still relevant ..that's ok... We keep buying offshore junk that's built in sweatshops with child labour that work 7 days a week...


Those employees are happy to have the employment that they have. Believe me, I have visited a few of those shops when I traveled to Asia.
You should see what life the self employed live outside of those "sweatshops".
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby MAPearce » Nov 10th, 2018, 3:36 pm

Agreed..with globalization of industry unions don't have the hammer they once did... But still relevant ..that's ok... We keep buying offshore junk that's built in sweatshops with child labour that work 7 days a week...


Interesting that you say " we " keep buying offshore junk ... Means to me that you admit your culpability in the existence of sweatshops .

I don't , but I do look for the best local bargain I can find . Who doesn't need to these days ?

If going to the casino means that I'm going to dump my hard earned money into a machine and get nothing back because unionized employees wages need to be generated first , I'll gladly not go ..

They don't work that hard ..In fact , I'll say it here and now .

They hardly work .
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Re: Casino Strike

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 10th, 2018, 3:46 pm

Is your definition of "hard work" mean that of physical hard work? Just trying to get a grasp on YOUR idea of what hard work is.
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