To date, the union of four hotels have established a mandate for strike days to 24 hours, to increase the pressure to achieve a renewal of collective agreements in the hospitality industry.
The CSN, which leads a coordinated bargaining in hotels, reported Monday that such warrants were obtained to strike at the Chateau Cartier in Gatineau, Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, at the Quality Hotel on Park Avenue Montreal and the Hotel Maritime in Montreal.
The proposed mandate is to exert pressure tactics up to hold two days of 24-hour strike at the right time. So far, the union exerted pressure tactics such as wearing a t-shirt of their union and an orange scarf on the workplace.
Seven other general meetings of unionized hotels are planned on 16, 17, 18 and 19 July, particularly in hotels in Pointe-Claire, downtown Montreal and Laval.
The CSN represents the union of 35 hotels in Montreal, Quebec, Outaouais, Estrie and Montérégie, but collective agreements are due for only about twenty of them.
The issues include the compensation, job protection and pension plan.
The union is seeking a wage increase of five percent for each of the three years of the collective agreement. He also wants to increase the employer contribution to the pension plan. He also wants to limit the work done by officials in order to maintain jobs.
For its part, the Hotel Association of Quebec has stated that its members needed to gain more flexibility in collective agreements, in order to remain viable and competitive.
The association, which represents 600 hotels in Quebec, says the student and social crisis that hit this spring has had a negative impact on ridership hotels and the image of Quebec as a destination.
The negotiations were still ongoing between the parties. The Hotel Association expressed a desire to reach agreements without resorting to pressure tactics.