Media Advisory: Mass Rally to Mark 3-Year Strike of Radisson Blu YVR Workers

Demonstration to be held Friday, May 3, at 12PM


Richmond, BC — Radisson Blu Vancouver Airport workers will hold a rally this Friday to commemorate three years of being on strike. The workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, have walked the picket line daily since May 2021 to fight for recall of unjustly terminated staff, job security, family-supporting wages, and better working conditions. During the pandemic, management terminated 143 long-term staff, mostly women and people of colour, while the hotel (formerly Pacific Gateway) raked in millions of taxpayer dollars when it was used as a federal quarantine site.

The BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress have issued a boycott of the Radisson Blu Vancouver Airport and the Deck until the owner agrees to rehire workers and settles a fair contract. The City of Richmond has resolved not to support events or promote business with the hotel until a resolution is reached with the workers.


WHO: Striking hotel workers and community allies from across the lower mainland.

WHERE: Radisson Blu Vancouver Airport, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond BC

WHEN: Friday, May 3 at 12:00 P.M.

VISUALS: Hotel workers and community allies chanting, marching, and speaking with colourful banners, signs, and bullhorns. Striking hotel workers and UNITE HERE


Local 40 representatives will be available for interviews in English and Punjabi.

Media Contact: Sharan Pawa, 604-710-1693,