Vancouver, B.C.— Airline catering workers who are employed by Gate Gourmet and serve dozens of airlines at Vancouver International Airport, will hold a press conference today, July 27, at YVR Airport. The workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, are currently in bargaining with management over wage increases and better healthcare benefits. While big airlines such as Air Canada gave $10 million in executive bonuses after receiving a $5.9 billion bailout from the Canadian government, contracted airline catering workers have been left behind.
WHO: Over a dozen airline catering workers and allies
WHERE: Vancouver International Airport (Air Canada Check-in at Terminal M – Main Terminal), 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond
WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, July 27, 11 a.m.
VISUALS: Airline catering workers chanting and speaking with colourful banners, signs, and bullhorns.
Media availability with UNITE HERE Local 40 representatives and airline catering workers.
For interviews immediately or upon request, please contact:
Stephanie Fung, 604-928-7356, [email protected]
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.