Unifor growing in hospitality sector

November 5, 2019 – 12:30 PM


Unifor continues to grow in the hospitality sector, with more than 150 workers at two hotels in the Toronto area voting to join the union in just two days.

“These workers have stood up and said they want a voice in their workplace, and that they believe Unifor is the best way to get that voice,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. “The momentum is clearly with Unifor in the hospitality sector.”

The 111 workers at the Broadview Hotel, a boutique hotel in east Toronto, voted to join Unifor on October 30. The new members include servers, bartenders, kitchen staff, front desk and housekeeping staff.

The next day, 40 workers at the Hilton Garden hotel in Mississauga, including kitchen, maintenance, laundry, banquet, server, bartender and housekeeping staff, also voted to join Unifor.

“Hospitality workers are joining Unifor because they know we have the depth in the industry to address their top concerns, including job security and compensation,” said a Unifor Organizing Director Kellie Scanlan.

Unifor represents more than 10,000 workers in hospitality and gaming across Canada.