Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Bigger beds a pain, hotel staffs complain

Safety in hotel rooms ...

"The health and safety of hotel housekeepers -- who are wrestling with bigger beds and increased in-room amenities -- is emerging as one of the key issues when union contract talks resume in San Francisco and other major cities later this year.

Unite Here, which represents hotel workers, Tuesday released a survey of 600 housekeepers that found 91 percent had experienced workplace pain and 67 percent said the pain was so severe that they sought medical treatment.

The situation is worsening as leading hotel chains introduce heavier, more-luxurious beds, the report said."   continued ...   (Via SFGate)

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