Entries by Michelle Travis

Vancouver Fairbnb Members Release Report on Platform Accountability

Broad Vancouver coalition calls on the City to hold Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms accountable for illegal listings Vancouver – A Vancouver-based coalition representing workers, tenants, landlords, housing advocates, and hospitality providers has joined forces to demand that the City of Vancouver hold short-term rental platforms directly accountable for illegal listings. The local groups […]

Press Conference: Fairbnb Vancouver Calls for Better Enforcement of Short-Term Rentals

Vancouver – September 12, 2017 –  Today at 12pm, a coalition of local Vancouver groups will be releasing a report on the regulation of short-term rentals like Airbnb; the report has been drafted jointly with Canada’s national Fairbnb.ca coalition. These groups include: Mole Hill Community Housing Society, Generation Squeeze, LandlordBC, Vancouver Tenants Union, Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative, […]

Notice: Proposed Local 40 Bylaw Amendments

Approved by Executive Board, 26 June 2017 and 26 July 2017 To be voted on at Membership Meeting on 25 October 2017 Location TBA Questions?  Please call 604-473-4829 or email local40campaign@gmail.com Go to this link to view Bylaw Amendments: http://www.uniteherelocal40.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NEW-Local-40-bylaw-amendments-for-membership-meeting.pdf    

Inn at Laurel Point Workers Ratify 3-Year Collective Agreement

Laurel Point’s “Wedding Advisory” comes to an end. Inn at Laurel Point workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, have won a new contract that raises wage and benefit standards at the hotel. Under terms of the new agreement which was overwhelmingly ratified on June 21st, Inn at Laurel Point workers will receive: • Wage […]

Wedding Advisory Issued for the Inn at Laurel Point

Overworked employees at top wedding destination — Inn at Laurel Point –  ask management, “Where’s the Love?” – Housekeepers launch appeal to wedding planners and couples – Wedding season is upon us, but workers from the Inn at Laurel Point are not feeling the love.  Laurel Point hotel workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, […]

***Wedding Advisory for Inn at Laurel Point***

Press Advisory – May 24, 2017: Overworked employees at top wedding destination — Inn at Laurel Point –  ask management, “Where’s the Love?” Housekeepers launch appeal to wedding planners and couples WHAT: Wedding season is upon us, but workers from the Inn at Laurel Point Inn are not feeling the love.  Laurel Point hotel workers, […]

SFU dining hall workers secure job guarantees from incoming contractor

Burnaby, BC – SFU dining hall workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, have reached an agreement with incoming food service contractor, Sodexo.  The agreement reached Thursday night means that all 174 dining hall workers will be rehired, with their seniority and wages intact.  Sodexo also agrees to offer equivalent health care and pension benefits […]

SFU Cafeteria Workers are fighting for job security!

Food service workers at Simon Fraser University, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, are fighting for jobs. Chartwells, part of the Compass Group, recently issued lay-off notices for all 160 food service workers employed at SFU. The workers demand that the University guarantee their jobs, benefits, and union contract, and that their years of service to the university be respected. On Friday February […]