Day 8 of “Fast for Our Jobs”- Hotel Workers Enter Week 2 of Hunger Strike; More Actions Planned in Victoria

For Immediate Release – August 17, 2020

Victoria, B.C.— Fasting hotel workers have entered the second week of their hunger strike.  Although the legislative summer session has ended, hotel workers continue to forego food on the lawn of the BC Legislature to call attention to the plight of 50,000 laid-off hotel workers who want the legal right to return to their jobs when the industry recovers. The province says no decision will be made before a provincial review of recall protections concludes on August 20.

Fasters will lead several actions this week, including:

Tuesday, August 18: Delegations to Victoria-area MLAs

Wednesday, August 19: Rally at BC Legislature, 12PM

Thursday, August 20: Candlelight Vigil at BC Legislature (time TBA)

Friday, August 21: Press Conference (time TBA)

More details will be announced throughout the week.


 Contact: Stephanie Fung,, 604-928-7356; or Michelle Travis,, 778-960-9785

 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