The 2013 WCP Cup just got more interesting. Evraz place employees could be going on strike as early as Thursday.
What does this mean for the tournament? It's not exactly clear. In response to the strike notice from the union, management issued a lockout notice, meaning that it could just run things in the meantime. At the very least, it likely means no alcohol being served for the remainder of the tournament and at the very worst it means scheduling changes and possible cancellation/postponement.
The union is asking for a 30% increase and they've been offered 6%. So they're a little ways apart in a 10 month long negotiation. The leverage right now is that the Juno's are scheduled in three weeks, so don't expect this to be resolved before the tournament final.