Oshawa, Ont. – August 18, 2018 – Best Western hotel workers in Oshawa, Ontario recently became UFCW Canada’s newest members in the hospitality industry after voting to join Local 1006A.
The new UFCW 1006A members work in a variety of key roles, including housekeeping, breakfast staff, front desk, laundry and night auditors.
“Our newest members at the Best Western Oshawa have shown when workers come together with solidarity, courage and determination, they have the power to transform their lives,” says Local 1006A President Wayne Hanley in welcoming the new members.
Lesley Prince, UFCW 1006A coordinator of organizing, said the workers joined the union to have a stronger voice at work.
“These workers are incredibly supportive of each other. They are looking forward to the next step of negotiating their first union contract,” says Sister Prince.
The new Best Western members join thousands of UFCW Canada members who also work in the hospitality industry.
In addition to the Best Western, UFCW Canada represents hotel workers at 120 different locations across six provinces, at some of the country’s most popular chains, including Cambridge Suites, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, Super 8, Radisson, Fairmont, Westin, and others.
To find out more about UFCW Canada’s growing presence in the hospitality industry and other key sectors of the economy, check out our latest UFCW Canada Annual Report.