Saint-Jean-de-Matha (Que.) – April 12, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 1991P members working at the Auberge de la Montagne Coupée hotel have unanimously ratified their first collective agreement, which runs until spring 2021.
The 30 UFCW members work as cooks, servers, dishwashers, chambermaids, massage therapists, caretakers, cleaners, clerks, and receptionists at the 4-star hotel, located in Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec.
The new agreement introduces a pay scale with wage increases ranging from 2 to 17 percent, depending on the job category, as well as a yearly increase of 1.5 percent for all employees. The employer has also agreed to contribute to the UFCW Quebec Dental Plan, ensuring that workers will have 80 percent of their dental care costs reimbursed.
Other highlights of the new contract include:
The ability to accumulate overtime hours and convert them into leave time;
The ability to take another day off after working on a statutory holiday; and
Vacation choices based on seniority.
“We are very proud to announce a first collective agreement for the members at Auberge de la Montagne Coupée. This contract will improve working conditions in several different areas,” says Mario Maisonneuve, the President of UFCW Canada Local 1991P. “The ratification of this contract demonstrates that the bargaining committee did an excellent job, and that the members are united together in defending good jobs,” he adds.