City wants safer bet for casino workers

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    St. Catharines is joining Niagara Falls and the Region in an effort to protect casino jobs.

    Councillors unanimously backed a motion by St. George’s Coun. Mike Britton calling on the province to halt its current process for selecting the next operator of the two Niagara Falls casinos.

    Local politicians, chambers of commerce and unions are concerned if the process goes ahead as is, the casinos could lose up to 1,400 jobs.

    “To think of the people that this would impact, it’s disheartening,” said Merritton Coun. Dave Haywood, who worked at Niagara casinos in security for 12 years. “These people depend on this job. These people have spent almost 21 years there now. To have the chance that these jobs may disappear and have nothing to replace them, it’s something that everybody around here should be concerned about.”

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