UNITE HERE and Workers United/SEIU reach settlement in Ontario
March 8, 2011
We are pleased to announce a binding settlement has been reached between UNITE HERE and Workers United/SEIU in Ontario.
Similar to the agreement achieved by our respective International Unions in the US in July 2010, the agreement in Ontario preserves our union’s exclusive jurisdiction to organize in the hotel sector in the GTA. It also lays out a level playing field for both Unions in the food service industry, granting UNITE HERE sole jurisdiction in the business/industrial, higher education, parks and recreation, and sports, entertainment and convention centre sectors.
In addition to securing our core jurisdictions in the GTA, the agreement also includes a financial settlement that will compensate UNITE HERE for the costs incurred in defending our union on the ground and at the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
We are thankful for the support of our labour and community allies and we look forward to continuing the important work of our union.