Heritage Inn Hotel workers in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon were locked out by their employer on Thursday.

UFCW Canada Local 1400 says 85 workers, including 42 in Moose Jaw, were locked out including housekeepers, front desk staff, banquet servers, cooks and more.

The union says it has been trying to reach a new collective agreement for months and no offer has been given to vote on, nor has there been an appeal to the government for a final vote.

Members have been without a collective agreement since June of 2019.

Issues stem around wages and the removal of benefits.

UFCW Canada Local 1400 is Saskatchewan’s largest private-sector union.

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