MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference – Hilton Metrotown Hotel Workers Escalate Job Action; Women leading Hotel Fight to Advise Customers to Stay Away

Media Advisory
February 23, 2021

Contact: Stephanie Fung, 604-928-7356, [email protected], or Michelle Travis, 778-960-9785, [email protected] 

 UNITE HERE Local 40 Press Conference at 12:30 PM Today

Vancouver, BC – Today, Hilton Metrotown hotel workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, will hold a press conference to announce an escalation of their job action.  Hotel workers launched a partial strike action last week after the Hilton permanently laid off dozens of workers. The hotel has stated plans to eliminate much of its workforce, many of them immigrant women with up to 20 years on the job.

WHAT:            UNITE HERE Local 40 Press Conference

WHO:                Zailda Chan, President of UNITE HERE Local 40, and Hilton               Metrotown workers.

WHERE:           Hilton Metrotown Hotel, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC

WHEN:            Tuesday, February 23 at 12:30 PM  (Note time change)

VISUALS:         Hotel workers outside Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, wearing masks, distanced 2 metres apart, chanting and speaking with colourful banners, signs, and bullhorns.

Media Availability: Local 40 President Zailda Chan will be available for interviews during and after the press conference.

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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.