Entries by Michelle Travis

Hotel workers seek gains in HIR negotiations as BC’s hotel industry booms

In the midst of a boom for Metro Vancouver’s tourism industry, UNITE HERE Local 40 has begun negotiations with the 48 hospitality employers that are represented by  Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR). Over seventy union members attended the first bargaining session at the Holiday Inn Downtown on June 8th. Members representing properties across the Greater Vancouver Area, Victoria, Harrison, and other parts of B.C addressed management during the meeting. They highlighted […]

Newly ratified contract for Hilton Metrotown Workers

New agreement maintains top hotel standard in Vancouver. Burnaby, BC – UNITE HERE Local 40 members at Hilton Metrotown ratified their new union contract with a 96% YES vote!  The agreement increases economics by $1.45 over the next two years, preserves hard-fought Room Attendant workload standards, and enhances job security language. Workers faced a tough […]

Is a Canada Revenue Agency landlord avoiding taxes via offshore havens?

Published by the National Observer, Written by Bruce Livesey in News | October 15th 2015 Canada’s 2015 Federal Election Campaign The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) rents office space from a Vancouver-based property developer – a company that exploits offshore tax havens in Lichtenstein, the British Virgin Islands and Channel Islands. Larco Investments Ltd. owns three […]

Update: Protest Tonight at Nanaimo Golf Club

Nanaimo Women’s Business Network has Moved Event to Coast Bastion! NANAIMO – Locked out staff and their supporters will be joined by BC Federation of Labour President, Irene Lanzinger, today to protest the Nanaimo Golf Club. Date: May 5 @ 5pm Where: Nanaimo Golf Club Two dozen UNITE HERE Local 40 workers, including servers, bartenders, […]