Day 12 of Fast for Our Jobs Press Conference: Fasters to Comment on Provincial Recall Review; Special Announcement regarding Hotel Workers’ Hunger Strike
Contact: Stephanie Fung, email@example.com, 604-928-7356; or Michelle Travis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 778-960-9785
Victoria, BC – Fasters will hold a press conference this afternoon to provide comment on the province’s review of recall protections for laid-off workers. As the review draws to a close, fasters await a decision that could affect up to 50,000 hotel workers across B.C. They will also announce details regarding the continuation of the hunger strike, now in its twelfth day on the lawn of the BC Legislature. Fasters are urging the government to enact changes that grant workers, laid-off due to the pandemic, a right to return to their jobs as business recovers.
WHO: Fasting hotel workers and community allies
WHEN: Friday, August 21; 12 PM
WHERE: Steps of the BC Legislature, 501 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
VISUALS: Fasters and their supporters on steps of BC Legislature, wearing masks, distanced 2 metres apart, chanting and speaking with colourful banners, signs, and bullhorns.
UNITE HERE Local 40 is the hospitality workers’ union and represents members in the hotel, food service and airport industries throughout British Columbia. Learn more at UniteHereLocal40.org.