Media Advisory: Hotel workers call out sexual violence in Vancouver hospitality industry, Hotel Georgia singled out

WHAT: UNITE HERE Local 40 will hold a press conference outside of Hotel Georgia this Tuesday at 11:00AM followed by a protest at Vancouver City Hall at 5:00PM in response to persistent sexual harassment and assault reports from women working in Vancouver hotels and restaurants. These reports include an incident of assault on a female staff member at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Canada’s #1 rated hotel.

Women working in some of Vancouver’s most prominent hotels are set to come forward with experiences of sexual harassment they have faced on the job that reveal the pervasiveness of the problem and the worst actors in the industry. They are calling on the City of Vancouver to take measures to ensure that all women working in the hospitality industry are safe from sexual harassment and assault.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

11:00AM PST Press Conference
Hotel Georgia, 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver

5:00PM PST Protest attended by women, labour and faith organizations
Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12th Ave, Vancouver

###

Contact: Sharan Pawa, 604-725-0053, [email protected]