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Local 40 Members Ratify New Contract at 47 Hotels, Pubs & Liquor Stores

On December 12, 2013, UNITE HERE Local 40 members who work in 47 hotels, pubs and liquor stores across BC ratified their new collective agreement with 93% voting in favour.  The new contract addresses major concerns raised by workers and sets new standards for hospitality workers throughout the province.   The new agreement lowers hours of […]

Local 40 Reaches Tentative Settlement with 47 Hotels, Pubs & Liquor Stores

UNITE HERE Local 40 has reached a tentative settlement with 47 hotels, pubs and liquor stores across BC.  The employers are represented by Hospitality Industrial Relations.  The tentative deal includes substantial improvements in medical coverage, providing some of the best medical benefits for Local 40 members, and a good wage and pension package.  The Union […]

Lockout Ends at Marine Drive Golf Club: Workers Reach Settlement with Club

Clubhouse workers at Marine Drive Golf Club have reached a settlement with the Club, ending the three week lockout on Saturday, August 17.  A deal was reached as a result of the determination demonstrated by the picketers and their bargaining committee, with the support of SEIU Local 244 groundskeepers.  The union bargaining committee met with […]

Hotel Workers Authorize Strike Actions Throughout BC

After more than a year at the bargaining table, hospitality workers at 46 hotels, pubs and liquor stores in BC have voted “YES” to a strike and to better standards for hospitality workers.  Workers from Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, Kamloops, Harrison Hot Springs, Prince Rupert, Fort St. John and other communities voted to authorize strikes at […]

Hotel Workers Rally in Nanaimo and Vancouver

After a year of bargaining, hotel workers are standing up throughout BC to fight for better standards on the job.   In Nanaimo, workers from Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel and their supporters from the Nanaimo Duncan & District Labour Council rallied on July 5, 2013.   Howard Johnson workers are saying “NO” to an aggregate wage increase […]

UNITE HERE Local 40 Welcomes New Members at Vancouver International Airport

Over 300 Vancouver International Airport (YVR) concession workers employed by Host have joined UNITE HERE Local 40, BC’s hospitality workers union.  Starbucks, White Spot, Burger King and retail workers have united with nearly 200 previously unionized YVR concessions workers to raise standards for all concession workers at YVR.  This effort was led by Union and […]

Congratulations to Robert Demand, Local 40’s New President

On February 25, 2013, Local 40 members elected a new President, Robert Demand, and a new Executive Board composed of Local 40 members from around British Columbia. Secretary-Treasurer, Shelly Ervin and Vice President, Lorrie Dyer, were re-elected to their previously held positions.  Below is a list of the newly elected Executive Board and Trustees: Gulzar […]

Event: SFU Living Wage Campaign Launch on February 20

Release of Report – ‘SFU: Becoming the First Living Wage University in Canada’ Lat year the Living Wage for Families Campaign, in conjunction with a number of groups in SFU, undertook a survey of low wage workers in the University.  Following on from this process the ‘SFU Living Wage Campaign’ was formed with the aim […]