Hospitality members at Residence Inn by Marriott negotiate gains – UFCW 1006A
Mississauga, Ont. – May 25, 2020 – UFCW Local 1006A members working at the Residence Inn by Marriott Mississauga-Airport hotel have achieved a new union contract that provides better wages, increased sick days, and more.
Highlights of the new collective agreement include:
- An increase in the number of sick days;
- Scheduling by seniority;
- 5 weeks of vacation after 15 years of service;
- Substantial wage increases; and
- Better union visitation rights.
“The union fought hard and won improvements for these hospitality members despite very challenging circumstances in the industry,” says UFCW 1006A President Wayne Hanley.
Bargaining was led by Union Representative Joe Blythe, with support from members Mercy Walker and Nelida Cortes.
"It was very difficult to negotiate a collective agreement in the hotel sector during a pandemic,” says Blythe.
Members at the Residence Inn by Marriott Mississauga-Airport work in a variety of positions, including housekeeping and laundry and as shuttle drivers. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, UFCW 1006A continues to advocate so that members will be in a strong position when the hotel business recovers. To read more about the new union contract at the Residence Inn by Marriott Mississauga-Airport, click here.
UFCW Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a wide range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation, and eye care industries. To learn more about UFCW 1006A and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.
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