Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey. (file photo)

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey. (file photo)

Four-week strike is history at Surrey’s largest hotel

At Sheraton in Guildford, union workers vote 92 per cent in favour of new three-year deal

Surrey’s largest hotel is no longer behind a picket line.

Striking Unifor Local 3000 members at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel have voted 92 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement, ending a four-week strike at the 104th Avenue property.

The new contract includes reduced workloads for room attendants, a 40-cent-an-hour increase to maintain current benefit levels, and wage increases of up to eight per cent during the term of the agreement, according to a press release from the union.

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“Going on strike is always the last resort,” said Jean Van Vliet, Unifor Local 3000 president. “I’m thrilled that our members stayed strong and we had a great committee that bargained a deal that improves working conditions.”

Local 3000 represents 120 workers in all areas of the hotel including guest services, the lounge, banquets, kitchen, laundry, room attendants and maintenance.