Unionized employees at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam are heading back to work after voting in favour of a new labour contract that will end the 10-week strike.
More than 400 employees at the facility have been on strike since May 11 in a dispute over wages and hours of work. A tentative agreement had been reached between management and the union last month but workers voted against ratification.
Negotiations have continued since then and on Monday the BCGEU announced that a new agreement had been accepted by a majority of members.
"BCGEU members at the Hard Rock casino stuck together through a long, tough fight and thanks to their strength and solidarity and the support of the labour movement and the community they now have a collective agreement that sets a new standard for casino workers in BC,” said Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president.
“We couldn’t be prouder of their commitment and resolve."