The employer’s refusal to respond to the union’s proposals has forced Unifor Local 3000 to serve strike notice at one of Surrey’s largest hotels.
“Reckless bargaining by the employer is going to result in a disruption in customer service,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “We’re prepared to bargain but the Sheraton hasn’t demonstrated the same commitment to getting a contract.”
Job action could begin at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1 if the hotel’s owners don’t engage in negotiations for a fair deal before the strike deadline and expiry of the Collective Agreement. Unifor represents over 120 workers in all areas of the hotel including guest services, the lounge, banquets, kitchen, laundry, room attendants, and maintenance.
“A strike is imminent unless the employer is prepared to bargain,” said Jean Van Vliet Unifor Local 3000 President. “These hotel workers deserve a fair deal.”
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at Ian.Boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).