The union representing Caesars Windsor workers claims that additional pension incentives have been negotiated for members who are looking to retire.
Unifor Local 444 said it secured improvements to the existing voluntary retirement incentive in a Facebook post on Tuesday that “allowing many of our members an opportunity to retire earlier than they otherwise may have.”
Three options are available based on years of service, and people who are 60 and older are eligible. The maximum incentive is $3,000.
The union claims it does not include casual workers.
Scott Jenkins, a casino spokesperson, said that Caesars frequently reviews employee programs and how those programs fit with their business.
He said in an emailed statement that “In consultation with Unifor 444, we are pleased to be able to recognize our long-tenured employees through this voluntary program.”
The casino was shut down because of the pandemic for much of 2020, putting about 2,000 people out of work.
When Windsor switched to the red zone in November, it reopened in the fall but was closed, and the closure is still in effect.
Casinos are permitted to reopen under the new rules but at a capacity of 10 patrons.