First contract for members at Holiday Inn Express North Bay

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October 14, 2016

On September 19, 2016, members at the Holiday Inn Express in North Bay ratified their first collective agreement.

The employees at the hotel, who joined Local 175 last year following a successful organizing campaign, achieved a number of improvements.

The three-year agreement includes wage increases of 2% at one year of service, 2.25% at two years of service, and 2.5% at three years of service. Full-time employees receive three paid sick days per year, and bereavement language provides up to five days leave. Vacation entitlement increases, full-time employees receive one floating holiday, and Civic Holiday will be treated as a statutory holiday.

The employer will cover the cost of uniforms, and contribute $200 per year toward the Local 175 Training & Education Fund.

Additional important language establishes Union Steward representation, seniority, grievance and arbitration steps, job postings, and a No Discrimination policy.

Union Negotiating Committee: Kelly Ferguson, Mark McLaughlin, and Union Rep Jeff Barry.