Sudbury, Ont. – March 9, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 1006A members working at the TownePlace Suites hotel in Sudbury, Ontario have recently achieved a new collective agreement.
The new contract covers the hotel’s 25 members and runs to December 31, 2019.
“UFCW Canada Local 1006A is proud to be Ontario’s best union for hotel workers seeking fairness, respect and dignity at work,” says UFCW Local 1006A President Wayne Hanley. “Congratulations to our negotiating team and our members at TownePlace Suites Sudbury for coming together to achieve a fair contract for their future,” he adds.
Highlights of the new contract include:
The increase to $15/hour is protected regardless if minimum wage goes up or not on January 1, 2019;
Members can now use one of two personal emergency days as a personal day or on their birthday;
Increase in employer contribution to the benefit plan to $180 per member per month;
Regular joint labour management meetings will take place and minutes will be posted;
Bereavement entitlement language is protected against the personal emergency leave days in the employment standards act;
The negotiating committee was led by UFCW 1006A Union Representative Ric Pereira with support from members Julie Baronette and James Harmer.