The Teamsters Union is calling upon Francine Charbonneau, Minister responsible for Seniors and Anti-Bullying, to bring the owner of Résidences Soleil, Eddy Savoie, back to the negotiating table. Despite the maintenance of all services by union members, the month-long strike is impacting the quality of life of residents at Résidences Soleil’s Manoir Sainte-Julie, and the Union wants to see the conflict resolved.
he lockout at the Hôtel Le Président in Sherbrooke will end today, Wednesday, July 27. The roughly 30 workers of Teamsters Local Union 1791 ratified the tentative agreement reached late this afternoon. Besides salary increases of 15.5% for the duration of the five-year contract, sick leave and vacations were improved.
The Teamsters and management of the Hôtel Le Président have been called to a meeting with the conciliator from the provincial Ministry of Labour tomorrow. Workers at Hôtel Le Président are seeking a substantial wage increase to catch up with their brothers and sisters at other hotels in the region.
The 74 workers of the Résidences Soleil Manoir Sainte-Julie are still waiting for a sign from owner Eddy Savoie to resume negotiations. Nearly a week after the strike was called (July 14), there is still no meeting scheduled between the parties.
Today, our sadness is only surpassed by our solidarity with the French people. Yesterday’s attack was as terrible as it was unbelievable. As the representative of Canada’s over 120 000 Teamsters, I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the French people. I have no doubt in my heart…