BREAKING: Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa Workers Launch 3-Day Strike

Vancouver, BC – Workers at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa walked off the job early this morning and are setting up picket lines.

The resort and spa workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, are holding a 3-day strike over the busy summer weekend. This comes after bargaining broke off yesterday afternoon with little progress. Workers are striking for fair wages and a reversal of concessions made during the pandemic.

Hotel room revenues in the Fraser Valley Regional District, which includes Harrison Hot Springs, have grown 42% since 2019, yet workers have not shared equitably in those gains.

“Harrison Hot Springs Resort workers want management to invest in providing top quality jobs. Low wages, short staffing and workload issues affect morale and guest service. Workers are fed up, which is why they’re taking limited strike action,” said Zailda Chan, President of UNITE HERE Local 40.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort is owned by Aldesta Hotel Group, a subsidiary of Salience Global Holdings, which also owns Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, luxury waterfront resorts, and two islands along the Great Barrier Reef.

Contact: Michelle Travis, mtravis@unitehere.org, 778-960-9785