The workers at the Ramada Hotel in Prince George have secured a new contract and a $3 an hour wage increase.

The announcement came on Friday after weeks of negotiations and a possible strike.

“Hospitality workers have been able to win significant improvements to our standard of living,” said Stacey Moen, a cook at the Ramada.

This agreement was a long time coming for workers at the Ramada who have been the lowest paid union hotel workers in Prince George.

The wage increase will take effect by June 2020 with some job categories receiving high wage increases.

The release said, “this is the third victory for the UNITE HERE! Local 40 members in Prince George within the last six months, including contract settlements at UNBC and Coast Inn of the North.”

The wage increases over the last 6 months help to improve the lives of over 200 families in Prince George.