Caesars Windsor Extends Shutdown Until End Of May

Marco Green
May 8, 2018

Due to the ongoing labour disruption and temporary closure, Caesars Windsor is making the hard yet necessary decision to cancel hotel reservations and postpone Total Rewards promotions scheduled for the remainder of May. Refunds must be requested for postponed shows and are to be handled through the point of purchase.

The strike began on April 5 after the employees rejected a three-year tentative agreement.

More than 2,000 workers are now on strike.

The decision to cancel hotel reservations and postpone events came down Monday afternoon. All concerts for the remainder of May have been postponed, including Pitbull (May 25), Lee Brice (May 26), and Daniel O'Donnell (May 27).

The postponed shows at the Colosseum will be rescheduled at a later date. Future hotel reservations beyond May 31st will remain booked until further notice.

"This is a hard message to release again", said a statement from Kevin Laforet, regional president of Caesars Entertainment.

This is the third time the casino has announced cancellations and it has not been easy, Laforet admits.

The two sides are no closer to resolving their dispute than when negotiations broke off April 18, and no talks are scheduled, the News reports. According to workers' representatives from Unifor Local 444, the casino simply does not want to return to the bargaining table and forces people to resume work by "starving them out". Caesars Windsor did not comment. Caesars has chosen not to operate during the work stoppage.

The closed casino can only spell good news for the three Detroit casinos.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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