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Tentative Deal Reached in Hotel Dispute

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 11:18 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Mediation efforts between the Coast Hotel and its unionized staff proved successful in Vancouver yesterday.

Unite Here! Local 40 Prince George area steward Margaret Prieston says it led to an agreement on the main sticking points between the sides – namely wages and pension.

“It gave us raises in wages, a raise in pension and held our medical steady with slight increases in some of the benefits. And so we’re very happy with it.”

She says they will be recommending union members approve the deal and says a ratification vote will be held early next week.

Unite Here! represent 85-100 workers at the Coast Inn of the North along with workers at Coast hotels in Nanaimo, Kelowna and Victoria.

The workers include housekeepers, maintenance staff, servers and bartenders.

Prieston says the union has been without a deal since last May.


Darn.. I thought this headline was for that stalled hotel project downtown.

Good on them though to reach a tentative agreement!

    I thought the same thing. @250News any updates on this? There are rumors from Council that something is happening with Clint Dahl’s failed hotel project but nobody is saying anything…and the site continues to be an eyesore.

I’m glad they finally reached at least a tentative agreement.

Does anyone know whats going on with that hotel downtown???did they go bankrupt? Who’s responsible for that mess now, us taxpayers. All the rebar that’s rusting is going to have to get cut out.

    Say hello to the foundation for your new PAC!

    It’s scary actually. The failed hotel project is/was managed by Clint Dahl. It has sat idle for years. Then Clint Dahl cleared a huge swath of trees near Walmart in College Heights. Nothing has happened at that site to date. Most recently, Clint Dahl announced that is building condo’s behind the Commonwealth Health Centre starting in December of 2015. To date, nothing has happened.

    I really need a job like Clint Dahl. Apparently hopes and dreams without any real outcomes is a good way to make money!

      Yep, he must live in Mr Rogers Neighborhood with King Friday and Mr McFeely!

      Don’t diss Mr. Rogers (I’m talking about Fred, not Dan).

      Ya, it’s gotta be awkward to be Clint right now. 0-3.

      Perhaps he needs to learn to stop with the premature announcements, and starting builds without having the capital in place.

See action before I believe. That’s my take on development announcements in PG

I heard that Marriott is building the hotel now and it is going ahead.

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