August 19, 2011 - UFCW Canada recently welcomed Cambridge Suites employees in Sydney, Nova Scotia, who became the newest group of hospitality workers to join the union on August 17.
Voting overwhelmingly to join UFCW Canada Local 864, the new bargaining unit includes over 60 workers in various departments including housekeeping, front desk, restaurant, reservations and maintenance.
“Local 864 is thrilled with the opportunity to represent the new Cambridge Suites members and we proudly welcome them to the UFCW Canada family,” says Mark Dobson, president of the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council (EPC).
Brother Dobson adds the campaign’s success was a direct result of local union activists combining their efforts with national staff. “The victory for these workers is another important example of how the EPC’s full commitment to combining efforts and resources is making a real difference for more and more working families in the Atlantic region.”