Burnaby, BC — TODAY, a delegation of striking Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel workers will speak before Burnaby City Council to urge the City not to spend any public money at the Sheraton, as well as it’s sister hotels – the Marriott and Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotels – until the labour dispute is resolved. The BC Labour Board deemed the three hotels, operated by Larco Hospitality, a common site and is permitting striking workers to picket the perimeter of the hotels. Now in their seventh month on strike, Sheraton Vancouver Airport workers – represented by UNITE HERE Local 40 – will ask the Council to support their fight for a living wage from the employer and respect their boycott of these Richmond hotels. Larco also owns Bridge Studios, based in Burnaby.
Last month, Richmond City Council passed resolutions in support of the striking workers and will not support events or promote any business with the hotels until a new collective agreement is reached. The workers, many who reside in Burnaby, are fighting for pay increases that will bring them to Metro Vancouver’s living wage of $25.68 per hour.
When: TODAY, Monday, February 12
Where: Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby
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