The possibility of 5,500 hotel workers being on strike during the G20 summit rests on the results of strike authorization votes being held at hotels across the city.
The results of the voting, which is taking place at 32 hotels across the city, will be announced later this week.
If the vote passes, it means the workers are willing to go on strike in the event of a breakdown in negotiations.
“There have been a lot of cuts to both shifts and services that are really having an impact on both workers and hotel guests,” said Cicely Phillips, a Royal York room attendant and vice-president of Unite Here Local 75.
The hotels include the Fairmont Royal York, Le Royal Meridien King Edward and the Hyatt Regency.
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