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Delta Chelsea threatens to lock out workers as strike end date approaches


November 5, 2010

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Delta Chelsea threatens to lock out workers as strike end date approaches



TORONTO, ON – As the union’s two-week strike end date approaches, the Delta Chelsea Hotel continues the dispute by threatening to lockout its workers. The Ministry of Labour has called both parties to a meeting tomorrow, Saturday, November 6, 2010 after the company sent a lock out threat letter to the home of 500 workers.

Join us tomorrow for a public announcement on the status of bargaining with the Delta Chelsea.

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010

Time: 12:30 PM

Place: Delta Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard St.)

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010, UNITE HERE Local 75 members at the Delta Chelsea announced a two-week strike in their fight for a fair collective agreement. The strike is scheduled to come to an end next Tuesday, November 9, 2010.

The workers reached a strike/lockout deadline two weeks ago, and voted 95% to authorize a strike earlier this summer. Employees working for other hotels have staged a successful series of one day strike actions earlier this fall during the G20 Summit and the Toronto International Film Festival, calling attention to the growing divide in the fortunes of hotel companies and hotel workers.

The Delta Hotels & Resorts chain was purchased by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) from Fairmont in 2007. Delta operates the Delta Chelsea hotel, along with the Delta Toronto East and Delta Airport West, also currently in negotiations with UNITE HERE Local 75 members. The Delta Chelsea is owned by a Hong Kong-based company called Great Eagle Holdings, which owns and operates a handful of luxury properties under the Langham hotels name.

Local 75 represents over 7,000 hotel, hospitality and gaming workers in the Greater Toronto Area.

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For more information, please contact:


Cristal Cruz-Haicken, Communications Specialist, UNITE HERE Local 75, 416-523-9729
Latest news: facebook.com/UniteHereLocal75

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