North Bay Travelodge Members ratify

May 11, 2017 at 10:21am

The 15 members of UFCW Local 175 working at the North Bay Travelodge secured a three-year contract at a ratification meeting held May 9, 2017.

Members achieved across-the-board wage increases of 2% in each year of the contract term plus a signing bonus of $100 for full-time and $50 for part-time employees. Reporting pay increases to four hours, up from three, paid at straight time.

Effective January 1, 2017, premiums for full-time employees’ health and welfare benefits will be paid fully by the employer. The employer will contribute $500 per year, up from $350, toward the Local 175 Training & Education Fund.

Language improvements provide enhanced vacation entitlement of five paid weeks for employees with 15 years of service or more, down from the previous 17 required. In addition, employees with 15 years of service are now entitled to two paid floating holidays.

A letter of agreement address pay equity as been added to the contract, and bereavement language also improves.

Union Negotiating Committee: Lise Larocque, Gwen Pilon, and Union Reps Jeff Barry and Derek Jokhu.