For Immediate Release
February 12, 2021
Unequal women prepare to strike over mass firings
Vancouver – Today, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike with 97% in support. UNITE HERE Local 40 which represents the Hilton issued the 72-hour strike late this afternoon.
This move comes after Hilton Metrotown began mass firings of long-term workers last week with more expected in coming weeks. Hilton Metrotown has refused to recall their staff as the industry recovers. The firings will disproportionately hit women of colour, who have long served this hotel.
More details to be announced.
UNITE HERE Local 40 is the hospitality workers’ union and represents members in the hotel, food service, construction camps, and airport industries throughout British Columbia. Learn more at UniteHereLocal40.org.