After a year of bargaining, hotel workers are standing up throughout BC to fight for better standards on the job. In Nanaimo, workers from Howard Johnson Harbourside Hotel and their supporters from the Nanaimo Duncan & District Labour Council rallied on July 5, 2013. Howard Johnson workers are saying “NO” to an aggregate wage increase of only 25¢ over four years and to LESS money toward their health and pension benefits than what is being offered to workers in the Lower Mainland. This would make their benefits inferior to what a fellow member would receive in Vancouver!
Howard Johnson is one of dozens of hotels and pubs currently in multi-employer bargaining across the province. Hotel workers in Vancouver have also rallied in recent months at Wedgwood Hotel, Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown , Best Western Chateau Granville, and elsewhere to protest the offer tabled by management.
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