Media Advisory: Contracted LNG Hospitality Workers to hold Press Conference (Wednesday, Sept. 14, 8:00AM)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

UNITE HERE Local 40 to hold Press Conference and call on JGC Flour to deliver 12% wage increases to contracted LNG hospitality workers

WHAT: UNITE HERE Local 40 will hold a press conference next Wednesday, September 14, to urge JGC Flour to increase wages for contracted hospitality workers along the LNG project. JGC Flour recently provided 12% increases to the BC Building Trades to address the skyrocketing cost of living and inflation. They did not extend the same increases to contracted janitors, housekeepers, front desk, and culinary employees who are among the lowest paid workers along the LNG pipeline.

Hundreds of workers from Sitka Lodge, Horizon North Dexterra at LNG, and at Crossroads Lodge have signed a petition to JGC Flour demanding the company behind the multi-billion dollar project provide them with the same increases that other LNG workers received. UNITE HERE Local 40 also sent a letter on behalf of Sodexo workers at Cedar Valley Lodge requesting the same increase. Sodexo workers make up the largest group of contracted hospitality workers on site.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, at 8:00 AM

 WHERE: Outside LNG site front gates (Kitimat, BC)

Media availability with UNITE HERE Local 40 representatives and contracted hospitality workers after the press conference.

For more information: contact Mike Biskar, (604) 862-5982, [email protected], or Michelle Travis, (778) 960-9675, [email protected]

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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.