Why are Hotels Gutting Jobs Held by Women of Colour? Vancouver Women Leaders and UNITE HERE Local 40 to Launch Unequal Women Report

Virtual Press Conference to be held Today, 10AM

REGISTER HERE: https://unitehere-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oTpY_W4UQwWapiMRqxGiIg

Vancouver women leaders representing municipal, women’s, and labour groups will join UNITE HERE Local 40 for a press conference this Friday, December 3, to launch a new report highlighting the impact of pandemic terminations on women of colour in the hospitality industry. The report examines job losses at a sample group of hotels across BC and reveals that women of colour were more likely to be impacted by permanent layoffs. Despite a raft of government subsidies given to employers, they are under no obligation to ensure laid-off workers reclaim their jobs as business recovers. The report includes recommendations for the province and federal government to ensure a fair recovery for workers.

WHO:  Representatives of UNITE HERE Local 40, Vancouver area leaders including Jean Swanson, Vancouver City Councillor, Viveca Ellis from Single Mothers Alliance BC, Seema Ahluwalia from Vancouver and District Labour Council, and Mahtab Laghaei from Women Transforming Cities.

WHEN:  Friday, December 3, 2021

TIME10:00 AM Pacific Time

WHERE: Zoom. Register at https://unitehere-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oTpY_W4UQwWapiMRqxGiIg

CONTACT: Stephanie Fung, sfung@unitehere40.com, 604-928-7356; or Michelle Travis, mtravis@unitehere.org, 778-960-9785


UNITE HERE Local 40 is a labour union representing workers in the hotel, food service and airport industries throughout British Columbia. Learn more at UniteHereLocal40.org.