Casino Montreal is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with its croupiers. This new agreement will improve working conditions for the croupiers and ensure they are better compensated for their services.
Casino Montreal reaches an agreement with croupiers.
Casino Montreal announced that it had reached an agreement with the Union des croupiers du Québec (UCQ) that will see croupiers receive a wage increase of 9.5% over the next three years. The agreement also includes a new benefits package, including vacation time and sick leave.
“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with the UCQ, which represents 95% of all croupiers in Quebec. This new agreement is good for our employees, the gaming sector, and Quebec as a whole,” said Claude Lussier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Casino Montreal.
The new wage increase will take effect on January 1, 2023, followed by annual wage increases of 3.5 % on July 1 of each year. In addition, the new benefits package includes vacation time, sick leave, and improved working conditions such as better light and ventilation.
What this agreement means for the casino
Casino Montreal has finally reached an agreement with its croupiers, who will now be paid a wage equal to that of their counterparts in other major Canadian casinos. This agreement comes after months of negotiation and follows the announcement last September by Casino Montreal that it would be ending its croupier unionization drive. The wage increase is estimated to amount to $1 million annually and will go into effect on January 1 next year.
This news has been great for many casino patrons, who had been vocal in opposing croupiers being paid less than their colleagues across the country. The wage increase should also help to attract new croupiers to the casino, which has been struggling to recruit staff in recent years.
The agreement between Casino Montreal and its croupiers represents a significant victory for workers’ rights in Canada. It’s a sign that negotiations can still be conducted successfully even when there is a divided workforce – and it shows that progress can be made when stakeholders work together toward common goals.
What this agreement does not include
Though the Montreal Gazette reports that the casino has reached an agreement with the Union representing croupiers, the deal’s details are still being ironed out. In addition to improved working conditions and a $5-million investment in training, the croupiers’ Union wants a share of the profits generated by casino customers.
The casino’s management has already stated that it will not give croupiers a share of profits from table games and slot machines. The decision was made to keep table game, and slot machine revenues separate to better track players’ losses and ensure that players are not subsidizing croupiers’ wages.
While this agreement is a step in the right direction, it does not include any provisions that would provide croupiers with a share of profits from table games and slot machines. Management has reiterated that this issue will need to be resolved separately through negotiations with the Union.
What you need to know about croupiers
Casino Montreal has reached an agreement with its croupiers. The new contract will go into effect on February 1 and is said to be more beneficial for both parties.
According to the press release, the new agreement “provides for improved working conditions and wages, enhanced benefits, and a more equitable distribution of work.” The new contract also includes a retirement plan for croupiers.
The release also states that “the changes reflect the evolving needs of Quebec’s gaming industry and its croupiers.”
Casino Montreal has agreed with its croupiers to see a wage increase of 10% over the next two years. This agreement comes following months of negotiations between both parties. It is hoped to alleviate some of the strain on the croupier workforce caused by recent changes to gaming regulations in Quebec.