UNITE HERE represents workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in Hospitality, Airports, Laundry, Food Service, Gaming, Manufacturing and Textile

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Toronto Food Service Workers Celebrate Contract Wins

September 17, 2012

UNITE HERE Local 75 members working at five Aramark food service locations have voted overwhelmingly to ratify new union contracts. UNITE HERE members working at the University of Toronto, York University, Upper Canada College, and Toronto French School are celebrating significant wage and pension increases and improvements in benefits, including expanded health benefits for part-time workers.

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Ramada employee strike ends

July 26, 2012

REGINA — Picket lines have been taken down and employees at Regina’s Ramada Inn are expected to be back to work on Monday.

The Unite Here Local 41 union bargaining team has recommended that union members accept the offer presented Wednesday morning during meetings with Ramada management, according to Garry Whalen, union president.

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On strike for fairness! 120 Ramada workers in Regina enter seventh week of strike

July 18, 2012

On June 4th, approximately 120 workers walked off the job and took up picket signs at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. They have been without a contract for just over one year.

The key issue in the strike is standards. The Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, a large full-service downtown hotel that recently completed a $3 million upgrade, pays lower wages than most comparable hotels in the city.  By the end of a four-year agreement, they would fall even further behind.

“The cost of living is going up,” said Allan Daniels, who makes $11.76 as a night cleaner. “Rent, food, everything’s going up. It’s been difficult to make ends meet.” Daniels supports his niece and her children.

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Support campus food service workers in Toronto! Sign the petition!

March 22, 2012

Over five hundred campus food service workers at the University of Toronto, York University, and York’s Schulich School of Business are now in negotiations for new union contracts. These workers, many of whom are women, immigrants and people of colour, work for two global food service corporations, Aramark and Compass.

Despite being an integral part of the university community, too many campus food service workers are stuck working for close to minimum wage, in part-time positions, with inadequate or no benefits for themselves or their families.

We can do better than this at York and U of T. Whether we are students, or teachers, or workers – we are ALL part of the university community and, as such, we ALL deserve respect for the contributions we make.

Sign the petition and help send a message – campus food service workers deserve our respect!

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Metropolitan Hotel workers in Toronto fighting for good, stable jobs

June 16, 2011

On June 15th 2011, members of UNITE HERE Local 75 rallied at the Metropolitan Hotel in the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown. Without a new collective agreement for over a year, the workers to the streets in pursuit of the same standard their Local 75 sisters and brothers have already achieved in many other major hotels in the GTA.

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Hotel Workers Rising

Through UNITE HERE's Hotel Workers Rising campaign, thousands of hotel workers across Canada s and the United State are rising up to improve their jobs and secure better lives for themselves and their families.

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