From Prince George to Powell River, Vancouver to Victoria, we’re building a fighting union for hospitality workers in BC to win respect and improve our jobs. UNITE HERE Local 40 represents workers throughout BC who work in hotels, food service and airports. Local 40 is part of the UNITE HERE International Union, representing 270,000 workers in the hotel, food service, airport and gaming industries throughout Canada and the U.S.
UNITE HERE Local 40 has a diverse membership that includes workers from many immigrant and First Nations communities. The majority of UNITE HERE members are women.
Through organizing, UNITE HERE members have made hotel housekeeping jobs and thousands of other traditionally low wage jobs into good, family-supporting, middle class jobs.
Our members are the housekeepers, food and beverage servers, banquet workers, cooks and dishwashers who make the hospitality industry run.
Local 40 represents food service workers across BC who prepare and serve food on college and university campuses, in corporate cafeterias, and in camps and mines in the Interior.
Our members work in the stores and restaurants in airport terminals, in airport hotels and in-flight kitchens that service airlines.