Fairmont Hotel members see wages improve with new contract

August 4, 2011

Members vote yes for a three-year deal.

Union members working at The Fairmont Winnipeg said yes by 97 % to a new three-year agreement. On August 3, the union negotiating committee – lead negotiator Bea Bruske, Lynn Bandlow, Efren Pagaduan, Jeff Lesany, Grace Fracz and Lizarose Angala – unanimously recommended acceptance of this deal. Wage increases, for most classifications, total 6.5% over the three  years. A new article provides members with long service recognition and grants employees with 25 years of service to receive an extra bonus week of vacation. This bonus week is granted on each subsequent fifth anniversary date of employment ( 35, 40, 45, etc.). Under the new contract, the parties simplified the paid sick time process and improved the language in other areas of the agreement. The agreement is set to expire January 31, 2014.

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