Entries by Michelle Travis

Cafeteria workers demand UNBC take action on poverty wages!

Local 40 members stand strong during tough negotiations at UNBC.  In late January, UNBC food service workers were joined by students, faculty, and community allies in a protest action to demand that the university take responsibility for the low wages paid to Tim Hortons and cafeteria workers on campus. Despite months of negotiations, Compass Group, continues to offer wage […]

Join Us! HMSHost Local 40 members to call for $15 minimum wage

What:     Fair Wages Commission When:    Thursday, November 23, 2017 Time:      5:00 PM Where:   Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street Our city is becoming more and more unaffordable by the day.  We need a $15 minimum wage!  The new provincial government has launched the Fair Wages Commission to hear directly from us at public consultations throughout […]

Is YVR Airport Sustainable for Workers?

Behind the counters at North America’s #1 airport     YVR is ranked the #1 airport in North America.  Yet, too many airport concession workers juggle two jobs to make ends meet and work in challenging conditions.  Worse, YVR can upend hard-won wage and benefit gains made by unionized concession workers when flipping contracts to non-union operators. […]