Today, there is no union. Employees voted to decertify from the union Wednesday.
The vote of 170 to 141 in favour of decertification leaves the staff working in the payroll, finance and information technology back to where they were in 2015 when employees voted in union representation.
The union and company have tried to come to terms of a first contract for over a year however only 17 of the 70 items on the table were accepted. The union executive told SaultOnline.com last week that keeping jobs in the Sault was a major concern. With the modernization of the OLG , that is still in the works, could eventually mean farming out certain job potions to another party.
A conciliator was requested to help bring both sides together, however after the decertification a collective agreement is no longer being negotiated.
The decertification vote stemmed from some of the union membership that were fed up with the lack of progress being made in the talks. The Ontario Labour Relations Board ordered the vote.