Quattro Hotel employees ratify new union contract
September 25, 2019
Recently, members working at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie ratified a new agreement.
The Union Negotiating Committee worked hard to achieve an agreement that addressed a number of concerns for their co-workers at the Quattro Hotel. This included improved language for Housekeepers, who now have more time to complete larger rooms.
Full and part-time employees at the Quattro Hotel can now earn up to five Wellness Days per year based on attendance over quarterly periods. Members will now receive more reimbursement for the cost of doctor’s notes. Plus, Stewards now have paid time to meet with new Members and introduce them to the Union and their collective agreement.
All classifications will see increases over the duration of the agreement.
Housekeeping, Front Desk, and Kitchen employees will receive an increase of $1 per hour immediately. In addition, employees in these departments will see increases totalling about $2 per hour over the remainder of the agreement term as well. Maintenance employees will see raises totalling $1.35 over the three-year term. Banquet and Restaurant Serving staff, who earn additional money through gratuities and tips, get increases totalling 75 cents per hour over the three-year term.
Members at the Quattro Hotel now benefit from 100% coverage for eye examinations. Plus, they receive a new shoe allowance of $75 for non-slip shoes as well. Lastly, the premium paid to employees for training improves to $1.50 per hour, up from 75 cents.
Members ratified their three-year agreement at a vote that took place on September 18, 2019. There are 30 full-time and 96 part-time unionized employees at the Quattro Hotel.
Union Negotiating Committee: Diane Holmes, Christina Lapossie, Karen Parissenti, and Union Rep Jim Hames.
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