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Unifor members ratify new contract with Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Wage increases and modified workloads are key features of a new three-year contract with the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ratified today by union members.
The new collective agreement increases wages 18 per cent over the term and reduces the daily workload of workers in housekeeping to help reduce the likelihood of injury. Gratuities will increase, housekeeping staff will see an immediate increase of $0.40 per hour, and the employer will improve contributions to the pension and RSP. Workers at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will also receive an increase to the midnight shift premium, a higher wage floor for new employees, and the recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.
Unifor Local 4276 represents 475 workers in the housekeeping, culinary, groundskeeping, serving, guest relations, maintenance, and engineering departments.