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Caesars Windsor postpones Wilson concert, Oake show amid strike

Last Updated Apr 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm EDT

WINDSOR, Ont. – A labour strike at Caesars Windsor has forced the tourist draw to cancel more hotel reservations and postpone performances by musician Brian Wilson and illusionist Darcy Oake.

The southern Ontario venue is temporarily closed because of a strike by casino and hotel workers that began April 6.

Caesars Windsor says it’s now cancelling hotel reservations scheduled between May 1 and May 19.

It’s also postponing Wilson’s concert on May 4 and Oake’s show on May 17, but says they will be rescheduled.

Caesars Windsor previously cancelled all events through April, including Colosseum shows, conventions and hotel reservations.

Future Colosseum shows remain scheduled, including Pitbull on May 25, Lee Brice on May 26 and Daniel O’Donnell on May 27.

Some 2,300 workers walked off the job April 6 after rejecting a tentative agreement by a vote of 59 per cent.

The striking workers include dealers, cooks, housekeepers and janitors. Wages and working conditions are key issues.