OLG union vote under review

PSAC doubles down on organizing effort
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/31/2015

In the face of possible privatization, nearly 400 employees at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in Sault Ste. Marie took part in an Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) vote on Aug. 13 to determine whether they would organize under the the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) union.

But the vote is now under review by the board after a number of ballots were segregated. Of 392 ballots, 61 remain in dispute. OLRB documents provided to Canadian Labour Reporter show 175 votes were cast in favour of the union while 129 ballots were cast against. A total of 29 ballots have been agreed upon and ruled out by the parties involved.

Presentations by both the employer and union will help determine whether each of the segregated ballots is valid and added to the official count.