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, […]
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Our next meeting will be held on: Wednesday, April 26 5pm SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2495 515 West Hastings Street (Vancouver) All members welcome to attend.
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 […]
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 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 […]
Union Dues T4’s Local 40 will be issuing the official Union Dues receipts by the end of February. It is important to use the official union dues receipt provided to you from the Union. Do not rely on the amount that your employer puts on your T4 as the employer’s amount may include monies that […]
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 […]
WHAT: 12-hour protest by workers from the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and other area-hotels. Starts with 7am Wake-Up action, choir performance at 1pm, and ends with an afternoon rally at 5pm. WHO: Hospitality members of UNITE HERE Local 40, MLA Mabel Elmore, MLA Shane Simpson, community supporters representing the Kairos Network, UBC Social Justice Centre […]
VANCOUVER – University of British Columbia students delivered a petition today demanding the Sauder Centre for Social Innovation cut its ties with a board member over his company’s treatment of its workers. Representatives of UBC’s Social Justice Centre say actions by the Vancouver-based Larco hotel chain hurt the Sauder centre’s reputation for creating social and economic […]
Canadian Cities Join Hotel Housekeepers Global Week of Action A joint press conference was held today in Vancouver and Toronto with community leaders representing several Filipino, South Asian and faith groups and UNITE HERE Canada. Community leaders demanded that Larco Hospitality stop mistreating hotel workers, many of them immigrant women, who report heavy workloads and […]