Workers join bargaining unit with about 400 members: Union
Reservations agents at Montreal’s Le Centre Sheraton Hotel are now part of Unifor, following a recent decision by Quebec’s Administrative Labour Tribunal to grant certification.
“We warmly welcome them into our ranks,” said François Beaudoin, Unifor organizer.
The decision by the tribunal on April 12 paves the way for the agents to join Unifor, Local 2609 as an add-on department to the existing bargaining unit, which represents about 400 members workers in various departments of Le Centre Sheraton.
The local signed a four-year collective agreement last year that included three per cent wage increases each year, improved vacation and sick-day provisions and improvements to bonus and scheduling provisions.Unifor represents 19,000 workers in hotels and gaming across Canada. Besides the workers at Le Sheraton, more than 900 hospitality workers in Toronto and Mississauga have joined Unifor so far this year.