Estérel, Que. – January 4, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at the Estérel Resort in the Laurentians region of Quebec have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement.
The new contract provides wage increases of $1.00 to $1.75 per hour, depending on seniority, for the first year of the agreement. There will also be increases of 3 percent in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and a 4 percent wage increase in 2021. As well, employees will now be paid overtime if they work a sixth or seventh consecutive day in any week, regardless of the number of hours worked. And banquet and dining room wait staff will receive tip increases on group events.
In addition, the employer will contribute $0.18 per hour per worker to the UFCW Quebec Dental Plan, and will double its contribution to the Fonds de solidarité FTQ retirement fund.
“Congratulations to the members at Estérel Resorton achieving an excellent new contract,” says Alain Lachaîne, the President of UFCW Canada Local 501. “The outcome of these negotiations shows how well Local 501 members are able to build on past successes, as this agreement goes a long way toward improving working conditions and job security for members,” Brother Lachaîne adds.