Hotel workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 40 reached a tentative agreement with Rosewood Hotel Georgia over the weekend. The agreement, if ratified, will bring their eight-week strike to an end. Workers will vote to ratify the contract until 5pm today.
“We have finally achieved the contract we deserve. I am very proud of my co-workers for staying united and thankful to all the people who supported us and reminded us that we are not alone. We’ve shown this hotel and others in Vancouver that hotel workers will fight for respect and a fair workplace,” said May Tanjusay, room attendant and union bargaining committee member from Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
Once ratified, the settlement will mark the end of a series of hotel strikes in Vancouver that began in September. Rosewood workers received an outpouring of support from the community who supported strikers in weekly actions and from customers who refused to cross the picket line. The workers are expected to return to work Wednesday morning following the ratification vote.
Contact: Sharan Pawa, 604-725-0053, SPawa@Local40Union.com
UNITE HERE Local 40 is the hospitality workers’ union and represents members in the hotel, food service and airport industries throughout British Columbia.