Workers at the Ramada Inn ON STRIKE!

October 1, 2013 at 4:17pm

      On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., approximately 35 UFCW Local 175 oct01/13members at the Ramada Inn in Trenton, Ontario commenced legal strike action against their employer, Royal Host.


Without a collective agreement since March 13, 2013, negotiations have been particularly difficult. While the employer first agreed to a tentative settlement, it then resulted in a withdraw of what was agreed upon, only to come back and try to impose deep concessions on the workers.


As a consequence of this, the employer has been charged with bad-faith bargaining by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB)


“It’s time for employers like this to stop disrespecting and harassing good and hardworking employees,” says Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty. “Please join us in supporting our brothers and sisters through these difficult times and remembering the importance of always fighting for fairness, dignity and respect on the workplace and our everyday lives.”


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