Personal Trainers at GoodLife Fitness, Canada’s largest fitness chain, are launching a public campaign to demand that GoodLife provide paid sick days and put an end to unpaid work.
Trainers in Toronto, Ajax and Peterborough made history in 2016 by forming the first fitness professionals’ union in North America. We have been negotiating with GoodLife since October 2016, however GoodLife has not moved on the critical issues of paid sick leave and unpaid work.
GoodLife says its vision is to give “all Canadians the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life.” Now is the time to make sure that Personal Trainers are also able to live the good life.
GoodLife doesn’t provide Personal Trainers any paid sick days. Trainers should be able to miss work while we are sick or injured without worrying about how we are going to pay our rent.
GoodLife continues to benefit from unpaid work. Trainers should be paid for essential tasks we perform including preparation and research time, scheduling clients, tidying the gym, paperwork, and communication with our clients outside of their sessions. Trainers pride ourselves on providing quality training, but there’s all sorts of work that goes into this service that GoodLife requires or encourages without paying their workers.
This public campaign brings together GoodLife trainers and clients in demanding a safe and healthy workplace and respect and fair compensation for all the work that trainers do.
- Trainers get sick and injured too – we need paid sick days!
No more unpaid work at GoodLife!
Negotiate a fair collective agreement that respects unionized Personal Trainers now. #RespectFitnessWorkers