Labor negotiations broke down between workers and Caesars Windsor, resulting in the casino temporarily closing its doors late Thursday while 2,300 workers hit the picket line. The employees opted to strike after rejecting a tentative three-year pact that contained pay raises, pension improvements and signing bonuses, “I think there’s a lot they liked in the collective agreement,” Local 444 president James Stewart told the paper after the votes were counted around 11 p.m. “But ultimately there is a lot of anger, disrespect they feel they’ve got from the employer over a period of time.
At the outset they were clear that the expectations were high.” The closure could be a possible plus for the three Detroit casinos. Some Americans cross the border to take advantage of the good exchange rate. The casino also competes for entertainment dollars with the Detroit casinos. Caears posts a notice on Facebook: Caesars Windsor is temporarily closed as a result of a labour disruption.
At this time, hotel reservations booked between Friday, April 6 until Thursday, April 12 have been canceled. For more information, please call 1-800-991-8888 or email. If you have additional reservations in the upcoming month that are also affected, you will receive an email prior to your arrival date to advise you of the status. If cancellation is necessary due to the labour disruption, the reservation will automatically be canceled.
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The Johnny Reid concert scheduled for Friday, April 6 has been postponed. Ticketholders can hold onto their tickets to be honoured on the new show date, to be determined. Refunds for postponed shows will be handled through the method of purchase, however Box Office refunds will be processed once the labour disruption is resolved and Caesars Windsor reopens.
All future Colosseum shows will remain scheduled on their original date until further notice. Once an agreement has been reached, we will be communicating our re-opening date on caesarswindsor.com, facebook.com/caesarswindsor and Twitter (@caesarswindsor) We apologize for any inconvenience.
Booked my room via Hotwire and saved nearly $40. Stayed one night in a king bed non-view room. Bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows. Bathroom was quite large with a granite top vanity and separate shower and tub. A nice feature was the bathroom heat lamp! In room coffee maker and dorm fridge.
I would have preferred a stocked mini bar though. Check in for both room towers is in the newer Augustus 'family friendly' tower. That meant a long trek through the casino to get to the elevators for the 'adults' only Forum tower. One advantage is that the gym and pool complex is in the Forum tower. As others have noted, the casino is smoke free, although there are non-gaming smoking areas available. Valet parking is complimentary (other than a tip for the attendant) and prompt.
Everyone I met was very professional and courteous. They are not the 'beautiful people' that work at the higher end Vegas casinos. More Show less.