12 Oct 2006

Agreement reached over hotel workers in Hawaii

12:06 pm on 12 October 2006

After four months of negotiations in Hawaii, an agreement affecting 1,500 employees has avoided a potential strike among union members, and has set a precedent for the hotel industry.

The Honolulu star bulletin reports the Hilton Hotels and the worker's union have agreed on the terms of a new contract for staff working at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa.

The agreement has resolved differences on duties, perks, subcontracting, health care and pensions.

Details of the agreement will not be released until after ratification by union members.