Press Release: Ramada Prince George Workers ratify new contract, avert strike

Workers win immediate wage increases, improve retirement benefits

Prince George, BC – On Friday, UNITE HERE Local 40 members at the Ramada Prince George voted to ratify a new collective agreement. Workers voted 100% in favour of the contract, securing significant wage gains to meet the rising cost of living.

In their new four-year agreement, workers bargained a $2 wage increase starting June 1, 2023, and a total wage increase of 16.5 – 19.5% over the next 2 years for Front Desk Agents, Room Attendants and Baristas. Other highlights of the new contract include improved retirement benefits, with the hotel contributing 45% more to the workers’ retirement plan by 2025, and new Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee language which will allow management and workers to collaboratively address health and safety issues at the hotel.

Ramada Prince George workers put themselves on the frontlines and maintained high standards for guests during the pandemic. They are pleased to now reach an agreement with management that provides them with sustainable, family-supporting jobs in Prince George.

“We’ve needed this change for a long time and are happy with this hard-fought outcome. It’s been an honour working with the Union to achieve our new contract. By my co-workers and I standing united, we can now look forward to our future at this hotel,” said Monisa Boudreau, a housekeeper at Ramada Prince George.

The contract win for Ramada Prince George workers averts a strike and ensures they will continue to provide their service to guests. Workers issued 72-hour strike notice on May 29 after months at the bargaining table.


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