Super 8 workers in Sudbury, Ont., signed merged labour contract

Achieve wage increases, more bereavement days: UFCW
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 09/25/2018
Collective agreement
End rates will increase by $0.25 per hour in each year of the agreement. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

The United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW) negotiating committee achieved a single agreement for employees at the Super 8 hotel in Sudbury, Ont.

The employees ratified the agreement on Sept. 16, said the union.

Previously, employees in housekeeping and at the front desk had separate contracts. In addition, at the start of negotiations, the employer wanted concessions and no wage improvements. The union’s committee succeeded in securing an agreement with wage improvements and no wage concessions, according to UFCW.

End rates will increase by $0.25 per hour in each year of the agreement. The first raise is retroactive for hours worked since April 1, 2018. A long-service premium will be applied as outlined in the agreement in the amount of an additional $0.50 per hour, said the union.

Bereavement leave improves to provide five days’ paid leave instead of three. In addition, paid bereavement of two days now applies for the death of a niece or nephew as well. Full-time with one year of service receive three paid emergency leave days per year, according to UFCW.

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