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, cooks, dishwashers, janitors and the Chef have been locked out by the Nanaimo Golf Club for 11 days.

We have just learned that the Nanaimo Women’s Business Network has moved their event out of the Nanaimo Golf Club and to the Coast Bastion this evening.  They join other area groups who have relocated events due to the lockout.

“We understand groups are inconvenienced by the Club’s lockout.  We hope this sends a strong message to the Club to bring back the workers and negotiate,” said Shelly Ervin, officer of UNITE HERE Local 40.

The Club has not offered to bring staff back to work nor made any overtures to restart negotiations.

UNITE HERE Local 40 represents thousands of hospitality workers throughout BC.

Contact: Michelle Travis
Direct: (604) 473-4805
Email: mtravis@unitehere.org