Big Win for Fitness Workers: GoodLife agrees it owes workers $7.5M in backpay


This settlement sends an important message to GoodLife and to the fitness industry as a whole: all work must be paid.

via the London Free Press:

Canada’s largest fitness chain, headquartered in London, will pay $7.5 million to its non-management staff after a two-day mediation in Toronto averted the class action suit going to trial.

“We are thrilled with these results. We are very happy more workers will be paid what is owed them,” said Adrie Naylor, union representative with Workers United, representing GoodLife employees.

The Union negotiated and ratified a collective agreement with the employer in December, after 13 months of talks and 30 bargaining dates.

“It sends a message to GoodLife and the fitness industry that if someone works for you, you have to pay them,” said Naylor.

“GoodLife is a very wealthy company. Its workers should be compensated.”

The settlement covers workers in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.