VICTORIA, Aug. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The bargaining committee of Unifor Local 114 have reached a tentative agreement with the employer.
"The Unifor pattern agreement for hotel workers was always going to be the solution to this round of bargaining with the Grand Pacific," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "Unifor is committed to fair contracts for hotel workers."
Earlier this month, Local 114 members voted to strike if necessary before the expiration of their current contract on September 1.
"I'm very proud of the skill and tenacity shown by the bargaining committee," said Mario Santos, Unifor National Representative. "This contract makes strong gains that our members deserve."
The contract will be voted on by the membership on Friday, August 25.
Unifor Local 114 represents almost 150 Grand Pacific workers in housekeeping, culinary, groundskeeping, serving, guest relations, maintenance, and engineering.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).