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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

UBC petition calls for Sauder centre to turf board member

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 […]

Read more

Press Conference: Community Leaders in Vancouver & Toronto Call on Larco Hospitality to Stop Hurting Housekeepers

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 […]

Read more

Hotel Workers to Protest in Vancouver & Toronto for Respect at Larco Hospitality

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 19 WHERE:  Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond TIME:  5PM Vancouver, BC — Hotel workers will hold demonstrations today in Vancouver and Toronto at several Larco-owned and operated hotels to protest the company’s treatment of workers, the majority of whom are immigrants.  The workers, represented UNITE HERE, are calling on […]

Read more

Inflight Catering Workers Ratify New 3-Year Agreement

Members of UNITE HERE Local 40 working for inflight caterer Gate Gourmet ratified their new three-year contract this week.  The new agreement achieves significant wage increases, restores overtime on the 6th and 7th days of work, provides new protection for sick and injured workers, and covers increases in medical costs. The new agreement narrowly averted […]

Read more