Members of Unifor Local 112 working in the hospitality industry in the Greater Toronto Area met during a day-long strategy session on July 17, 2023.
The session kicked of planning for the next round of bargaining at five hotels, expected to start in the late fall this year.
“The hospitality sector has recovered from COVID-19, and so has the employer’s financial stability. Our collective agreements must reflect the new normal, including recent cost of living increases,” said Greg Burton, Assistant to the Unifor National Officers who helped lead the meeting.
Unifor members have been helping to set a high standard for hotel contracts, including the recent achievements by Local 4267 in their new collective agreement at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria.
“Today we started the conversation about the state of the sector, bargaining victories in other regions, and areas and where the current collective agreement could be improved,” said John Turner, Unifor Local 112 President. “In the coming months, we will be working hard to engage members across all five properties to gather feedback and determine our top priorities at the bargaining table.”
Local 112 represents workers at the Courtyard Marriott, the Delta Airport, the Hyatt Regency, the Pan Pacific Hotel, and the W Hotel.