Entries by Michelle Travis

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 […]

Local 40 members ratify contract with HIR representing 45 employers

Local 40 members who work for 45 employers across BC have ratified a new agreement with Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR). Hotel, motel, pub and liquor store workers recently ratified the new 4-year contract which will provide improvements to health care coverage and significantly raise wages. Negotiations concluded on December 9th when HIR employers finally agreed to […]

Join Local 40 at the Women’s March!

March with UNITE HERE Local 40 at the Vancouver’s Women’s March on Washington this Saturday January 21st. UNITE HERE has a long history of fighting on issues that matter to women, and we are proud to participate in this march! Local 40 members and community allies are invited to join our contingent. We gather at 9:30 am at Thurlow and […]