Quebec: Hotels workers to strike

9
Sep

Hotel workers across the province to strike today

Union says its time workers get their share from a booming tourism industry

Hotel workers across the province, including those in Montreal and Quebec City, are planning to walk off the job today.

 

Their union, the CSN, has been given a three-day strike mandate, but for the moment only has plans for a one-day strike. The union will hold a rally in downtown Montreal later today.

 

Some 10 hotels in Montreal and Quebec City will be affected by the strike. Among the affected hotels are the Bonaventure and Lord Berri in Montreal and the Hilton and Delta hotels in Quebec City.

 

The union reached a last-minute deal with Montreal’s Ritz-Carleton, which will see workers get a 13 per cent pay increase over four years. A similar deal was reached earlier in the week with the Marriott Château Champlain.

 

Along with salary, the CSN says its main demands are better holiday and severance pay. The demands are justified, they add, because of the recent increase in tourism in Quebec.

Hotel workers across the province to strike today

Union says its time workers get their share from a booming tourism industry

Hotel workers across the province, including those in Montreal and Quebec City, are planning to walk off the job today.

 

Their union, the CSN, has been given a three-day strike mandate, but for the moment only has plans for a one-day strike. The union will hold a rally in downtown Montreal later today.

 

Some 10 hotels in Montreal and Quebec City will be affected by the strike. Among the affected hotels are the Bonaventure and Lord Berri in Montreal and the Hilton and Delta hotels in Quebec City.

 

The union reached a last-minute deal with Montreal’s Ritz-Carleton, which will see workers get a 13 per cent pay increase over four years. A similar deal was reached earlier in the week with the Marriott Château Champlain.

 

Along with salary, the CSN says its main demands are better holiday and severance pay. The demands are justified, they add, because of the recent increase in tourism in Quebec.

 

Here is a list of the affected hotels in the province’s two largest cities:

 

Montreal

 

Hôtel Gouverneur Place Dupuis

Hilton Laval

Quality Suites de Pointe-Claire

Hôtel Bonaventure

Holiday Inn Laval

Hôtel Lord Berri

Quebec City

 

Hilton

Delta

Hôtel Pur

Hôtel Classique

 

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/hotel-strike-montreal-quebec-city-1.3754603