UNITE HERE Local 75 receives Skills Development Fund from the Government of Ontario

UNITE HERE Local 75 and the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development have partnered under the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to address the challenges faced by hospitality workers in getting hired in addition to training and retraining workers with skills needed for the future.

The Ontario Government will provide $1.5 Million to UNITE HERE Local 75 for a year under this program.

Click here to view the full press release.

 

Sign below to let you MP know that in order for Hospitality workers to make it through COVID-19’s crippling hold on our industry, COVID-19 Income Support for workers needs to be increased and extended until the end of the pandemic and permanent improvements need to be made to EI that will not leave them or their families behind.

Benefits Update as We Transition Back to Work!

For information about options for additional drug benefit resources, click this link.

Do you need help understanding how your benefits work? Do you have specific questions regarding your benefits? 

For example: “How many hours do I have banked?”  

Soben Management, the administrator for your benefits plan, is available to handle specific questions about your benefits.

Call Soben: 416.498.8338

Email Soben: benefits@soben.ca

Newsletter – April 2021

Check out our April 2021 Newsletter for important Local 75 and HTA75 updates!  Read about how our members are learning new skills with HTA75, our benefit and recall victories, organizing efforts and so much more!

Local 75 triumphs over Unifor in 2018 Royal York Labour Board case

On March 9, 2021, the Labour Board overwhelmingly dismissed Unifor’s 2018 charges filed over the Fairmont Royal York.

This means the June 2018 ratification of the Local 75 Collective Agreement at the Fairmont Royal York stands, the September displacement vote is thrown out, and our Union is secure!

Our future remains secure when we stick together.

Click here to view the full text of the decision – March 09 2021

Federal government’s new bailout program for hospitality sector may benefit banks, not laid-off workers

Take a look at our new  Canadian Hospitality Bailouts Report detailing how a lack of conditions on the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) hurts Canada’s hotel workers.

Newsletter – October 2020

Check out our October 2020 newsletter for important Local 75 updates!  Read about extended recall rights, government lobbying efforts, local victories and so much more!

Newsletter – October 2020

Check out our October 2020 Newsletter for important Local 75 updates!  Read about extended recall rights, government lobbying efforts, local victories and so much more!

The Fight for CEWS Continues

After the Royal York and Chelsea abruptly ended their participation in the CEWS program to bring back laid off workers, leaving only the Sheraton using the program this way, Local 75 turned up the heat.

Big News for EI and CERB!

On Thursday August 21, 2020 the federal government announced major changes to employment insurance, starting with a 4-week extension to the CERB program.  For most laid-off Local 75 members, that means CERB payments will continue until late September! 
 
Once CERB ends, workers will be transitioned onto regular EI – except with some major improvements to EI announced by the government including:
·      A minimum regular benefit of $400/week for at least 26 weeks.
·      A reduction in the minimum qualifying hours. 
·      Workers can continue to earn income with reduced benefits.
 
The government also announced its plans to create three new “Recovery Benefits” which have to pass a vote. Those proposed benefits include:
·      10-day COVID-related sick leave benefit.
·      A benefit for Caregivers.
·      A benefit for Self-Employed/Gig Worker.

 

Need help filing for EI? Service Canada recently began reopening their offices to the public. To find the closest one to you, click here.