Fairmont workers turn down company’s last offer, vote for strike

May 25, 2011
On May 24, the UFCW Local 832 members working at The Fairmont hotel in Winnipeg voted 100 per cent to turn down the company’s last offer and voted 96 per cent in favour of a strike. The union held three meetings at various times that day to allow all the workers to hear and vote on the latest offer as well as vote on strike action. The bargaining committee recommended the strike vote in hopes the company will bring a serious offer to the table. Local 832 notified the company of the results of the vote, and sent a request to the Minister of Labour, Jennifer Howard, to appoint a conciliation officer. Once dates are set with the conciliation officer, the local will notify the members of the progress. There are approximately 200 unionized employees who work at The Fairmont.

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