Members of Unifor, Local 650 will see economic and safety gains after ratifying a four-year collective agreement with the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon on Nov. 7.
“New limits on housekeeping workloads and improved scheduling language are welcomed news for our hardworking members,” said Kelly Ries, Unifor, Local 650 president. “Should the minimum wage raise during the life of the collective agreement, the employer agreed to discuss all wage classifications.”
The new agreement includes wage increases of 7.5 per cent and clearer guidelines for treatment of banquet-staff gratuities. The union was also successful at negotiation stronger protections against harassment and benefits gains including paid days off, crisis leave and improved optical coverage, said Unifor.
Radisson workers also gained new access to a workplace women’s advocate.
Unifor Local 650 represents 123 workers at the Radisson in housekeeping, banquets, kitchen and in-room dining; front desk, the Aroma Resto Bar, maintenance and the fitness facilities.