St. Eugene staff join union

The 84 employees at the resort voted last week to join the BCGEU

Employees at St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino have voted to join the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union.

The 84 staff consist of cashiers, guest service representatives, front desk representatives, slot attendants, dealers and housekeepers.

On Wednesday, August 7, the employees took a vote about joining the union, which came down 41 to 22 in favour.

The union will represent the workers to give them a strong voice in addressing key issues at the workplace.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these new members from St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino into the BCGEU. With a union on their side, these members know they will have the support they need to get the wages, job security and respect that they deserve,” said BCGEU president Darryl Walker.

Next, St. Eugene staff will elect a negotiating committee, develop bargaining priorities and sit down for contract talks with their employer.

There are more than 1,200 casino workers in the BCGEU, including Gateway casinos in the Okanagan, Burnaby, and New Westminster.