Fired Women Protest at Federal Government of Canada Offices; Call on PM Trudeau to Protect their Jobs at Quarantine Hotel

Vancouver, B.C.— Striking Pacific Gateway hotel workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, will hold a demonstration on Thursday, July 22, to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop crossing their picket line. The federal government’s inaction over the hotel’s mass firings has exacerbated the impact of the pandemic on women, making their lives more insecure and unequal during COVID. Pacific Gateway, one of the first quarantine hotels set up in Canada when COVID-19 hit, refuses to guarantee workers the right to return to their jobs as the economy restarts. The hotel has terminated 74% of its female employees since February 2021.


WHO:        Pacific Gateway hotel workers and allies from the Lower Mainland.


WHERE: Library Square, 300 W Georgia Street, Vancouver BC 


WHEN: Thursday, July 22, 5 p.m


VISUALS:     Hotel workers chanting with colourful banners, signs, and bullhorns.


Media availability with UNITE HERE Local 40 and hotel workers.


For additional information, please contact:
Stephanie Fung, 604-928-7356,


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