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Workers at Courtyard by Marriott Markham have ratified a new union contract with several gains.

“The contract is great,” said Dave Ramnarine, who was on the negotiations committee. “All the workers seem quite happy. The union negotiators did a great job. I am grateful with the amount of money we gained—it boosts us, gives us a drive to keep working hard and be positive.”

The term of the union contract is from February 6, 2022 to February 5, 2025 and covers 25 workers.

The negotiations committee included member, Dave Ramnarine and Union Representatives Daiana Dumitru and Rick Del Fiacco.

“Congratulations to our exceptional union negotiating team for a job well-done,” said President Wayne Hanley. “UFCW 1006A continues to make life better for hotel workers across Ontario by providing outstanding union representation and negotiating fair union contracts.”


  • Wage increases in each year of the union contract  (Year 1: Between 3% to 15%; Year 2: 2.5% increase, Year 3: 2.5% increase)
  • Improved language for WSIB/return to work
  • - Improved language to health and safety training

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