Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. – October 2, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 175 members working at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario have achieved a new union contract that provides wage gains, better benefits, and more.
The union negotiating committee worked hard to achieve an agreement that addressed several concerns for their co-workers at the Quattro Hotel. This included improved language for housekeepers, who now have more time to complete larger rooms.
Full and part-time employees at the Quattro Hotel can now earn up to five wellness days per year based on attendance over quarterly periods. Members will now receive more reimbursement for the cost of doctor’s notes. Plus, stewards now have paid time to meet with new members and introduce them to the union and their collective agreement.
All classifications will see increases over the duration of the agreement. Specifically, housekeeping, front desk, and kitchen employees will receive an increase of $1 per hour immediately. In addition, employees in these departments will see increases totalling about $2 per hour over the remainder of the agreement term. Maintenance employees will see raises totalling $1.35, while banquet and restaurant serving staff, who earn additional money through gratuities and tips, get increases totalling 75 cents per hour over the three-year term.
As well, members at the Quattro Hotel will now benefit from 100 percent coverage for eye examinations and a new shoe allowance of $75 for non-slip shoes. Lastly, the premium paid to employees for training improves to $1.50 per hour, up from 75 cents.
UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represent more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about UFCW 175 & 633, visit their website.
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