Chicoutimi, Que.– May 6, 2014 – Over three-dozen chambermaids at The Montagnais Hotel and Convention Center in Chicoutimi, Quebec have achieved a new five-year collective agreement after ratifying the agreement-in-principle reached between UFCW Canada Local 509 and GDI Services – the company that owns the hotel – earlier this year. The contract will be effective until 2018.
As part of the new collective agreement, the Local 509 members will receive yearly wage increases of 10 percent for workers who are progressing through the pay scale, and increases of 3.7 percent for those who are at the top of the scale. The Montagnais Hotel employees will also see improvements in their working conditions, a fifth vacation week, and the creation of four new bargaining unit positions.
"We are proud to have negotiated this collective agreement for our members in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean Region," says UFCW Canada Local 509 President Daniel Nadeau. "The bargaining committee did an excellent job in these negotiations and we will continue to support The Montagnais Hotel members by giving them outstanding representation," brother Nadeau adds.