More than 20 workers at the Radisson Suite Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, recently became the newest members to join the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council (EPC).
Represented by UFCW Canada Local 864, the new Radisson members – who work in a number of departments, including maintenance, housekeeping and laundry – voted unanimously in favour of joining the union.
Workplace issues included low wages, benefit claw-backs, poor working conditions, and an unfair distribution of hours of work.
"We'd like to thank the members at the Radisson for their solid support and we look forward to providing them the advantages of UFCW Canada membership," says Mark Dobson, president of the EPC. “A variety of local, national, and rank-and-file organizers were also involved in making this program a success and I would also like to thank all of them for their help and efforts."