Vancouver, BC — Workers at Jericho Tennis Club, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, have reached a new collective agreement and secured significant wage increases to meet the rising cost of living. This victory comes as Vancouverites are seeing the highest levels of inflation in decades.
Highlights of the new collective agreement include total wage increases of more than 10% over the course of the 3-year agreement, retroactive wage increases back to last fall, and contract language that ensures more employees will have access to quarterly bonuses.
“We’re happy to win our new collective agreement because these raises will allow all of us to better provide for our families,” said Lyndon Roberts, bargaining committee member and a Groundsperson at the Club.
“Negotiating the collective agreement at Jericho took a strong team effort of our bargaining committee, and all of the union members who participated. Keep up the good work and more victories will come,” said Quinton Heddema, bargaining committee member and long-term Cook.
“With inflation at its highest rate in decades, BC hospitality employers need to fairly compensate employees for their hard work. We want to thank the management of Jericho Tennis Club for working with us to reach an agreement that allows our union members to move forward,” said Mike Biskar, Organizer at UNITE HERE Local 40.
UNITE HERE Local 40 represents thousands of BC hospitality workers, including over 350 employees at private member clubs across the Lower Mainland.
UNITE HERE Local 40 is a labour union representing workers in the hotel, food service and airport industries throughout British Columbia. Learn more at UniteHereLocal40.org.