More than 300 Unifor Local 4270 members at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier could be on strike next month if the hotel’s owners don’t make a fair offer to workers.
“Unifor is a union for hospitality workers,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Right across Canada, Unifor has stood up for hotel workers and helped them fight for sector-leading contracts.”
On April 18, Local 4270 members voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action if necessary. Local 4270 represents the hotel front desk staff, maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen, servers, and all hospitality and customer service positions.
Unifor says that the employer has been inflexible on a number of key issues, including implementing a more reasonable workload for housekeepers and introducing more fairness to the gratuities system.
“Our members work hard to make the historic Chateau Laurier a prime destination in Ottawa,” said Ilijas Dzonlic, Unifor Local 4270 President. “Unifor members deserve a new contract that includes fair compensation and fair workloads.”
The previous collective agreement expired on December 31, 2017.