Striking hotel workers at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver have voted overwhelmingly to approve a newly negotiated contract.
The Hotel Georgia was the last in a group of hotels that had been impacted by strikes that ran for as long as eight weeks during the fall.
The affected hotels included the Westin Bayshore, Hyatt Regency, Pinnacle Harbourfront and Four Seasons. They all resolved labour disputes by workers who were represented by the UNITE HERE Local 40 union in mid-October.
The agreement with the Rosewood Hotel Georgia was struck last week, and then ratified a few days later.
“We have finally achieved the contract we deserve,” said May Tanjusay, room attendant and union bargaining committee member from Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
“I am very proud of my co-workers for staying united and thankful to all the people who supported us and reminded us that we are not alone. We’ve shown this hotel and others in Vancouver that hotel workers will fight for respect and a fair workplace.”