Brantford, Ont. – September 2, 2017 – Workers at Brantford’s Best Western are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 1006A after recently voting to join the union.
"We are extremely proud to welcome the new members at the Best Western in Brantford,” says Wayne Hanley, the President of UFCW Canada Local 1006A. "Congratulations on your union victory, and welcome to the UFCW Canada family.”
“Hotel workers know union representation with UFCW is the key to achieving fairness, respect, and dignity at work, and this latest victory is evidence of that,” he adds.
The 81 members at Best Western work as housekeepers, servers, cooks, and laundry workers for one of North America’s most popular hotel chains.
“It was a long unionization campaign, but workers persevered and overcame the challenges they faced with enormous strength and solidarity,” says Lesley Prince, the Coordinator of Organizing at UFCW Canada Local 1006A.