Hotel workers at BC hotel end four-week strike
 
Hotel workers at BC hotel end four-week strike
29 MAY 2018 8:49 AM

Unifor Local 3000, which represents 120 hotel workers at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, has reached a new three-year contract to end a four-week strike. The new contract includes reduced workloads for room attendants and wage increases.

SURREY, BC, May 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Striking Unifor Local 3000 members at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel have voted 92 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement, ending the four-week strike.

"Unifor is a strong union for hotel workers," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "I'm proud of Local 3000 members who fought to get what they've earned from this employer."

The new contract includes reduced workloads for room attendants, a $0.40 per hour increase to maintain current benefit levels, and wage increases of up to eight per cent during the term of the agreement.

"Going on strike is always the last resort," said Jean Van Vliet, Unifor Local 3000 president. "I'm thrilled that our members stayed strong and we had a great committee that bargained a deal that improves working conditions."

Local 3000 represents 120 workers in all areas of the hotel including guest services, the lounge, banquets, kitchen, laundry, room attendants, and maintenance.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

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