Guelph, Ont. – July 13, 2018 – Workers at the Comfort Inn hotel in Guelph, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 1006A after recently voting to join the union.
The certification vote took place earlier this month. The new bargaining unit is comprised of 14 employees who work in the Housekeeping, Front Desk, Porter, Maintenance, and Breakfast departments of the hotel.
"The power of unions rests in the unity and persistence of workers coming together and showing determination to make their workplaces and communities better,” says UFCW Canada Local 1006A President Wayne Hanley. “Unions are the pathway to workers winning rights and improving their lives at work and beyond. The new members at Comfort Inn Guelph recognized the strength they would gain as union members – and I’m proud to congratulate them on achieving union representation with UFCW 1006A,” he adds.
UFCW Canada Local 1006A is home to many hotel workers from across Ontario.
"The Comfort Inn workers showed tremendous strength and commitment to each other in their campaign to achieve job security, representation, and improvements to their health and safety at work,” says Lesley Prince, Coordinator of Organizing at UFCW 1006A.
UFCW Canada Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a wide range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation, and eye care industries. To learn more about UFCW 1006A, visit their website.