Hospitality workers at Grail Springs Retreat in Bancroft, Ont., sign first contract

Employees will receive personal wellness day at centre: UFCW

United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), Local 1006A members working at Grail Springs Retreat in Bancroft, Ont., ratified their first union contract on Jan. 8.

The new collective agreement runs until November 2021 and covers more than 20 workers, said the union.

Under the three-year contract, members will see wage increases in each year of the agreement and will receive an annual personal wellness day providing access to all Grail Springs services (with a friend or family member). Workers will also gain one floating holiday per year and enjoy a new group benefits package, said UFCW .

Grail Springs Retreat is a holistic health and wellness centre specializing in spa and healing therapies, yoga, meditation and other services. The centre also features an inn and restaurant for guests. Members at the centre work as guest service representatives, housekeepers, kitchen staff and servers.

UFCW Canada Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation and eye-care industries. 

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