Labor peace at two more Montreal hotels
Workers at two more Montreal hotels have reached deals-in-principle with their employers.
Those at the Bonaventure Hilton and Queen Elizabeth hotels came to terms on Sunday morning.
The deal at the Bonaventure came as a result of a 40-hour negotiation blitz this weekend; the one at the Queen Elizabeth came just as employees were threatening to walk off the job.
They'll get a 3 percent wage increase per year through 2016, as well as improved pensions.
There've been strikes, lockouts, and demonstrations in hotel sector all summer, as one by one, hotels try to negotiate new contracts with their workers. A total of 9 new deals have been struck so far, and the CSN, which represents the workers, say they're close to deals at the others.
But workers at the Hotel Gouverneur Place Dupuis went on a one-day strike today, and those at four other Montreal hotels remain locked out.
Several dozen of them staged a march through the streets of downtown Montreal Sunday.