Entries by Michelle Travis

Job Posting: UNITE HERE Local 40 is hiring an Administrative Assistant

UNITE HERE Local 40 is British Columbia’s hospitality workers’ union. Our members are housekeepers, bellmen, food servers, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders and many other employees in the tourism and food service industries. Local 40 has a proud history of community involvement and a strong commitment to improving working conditions, wages, and benefits for all workers. Local […]

Press Release: ‘Santa Claus’ joins striking hotel workers on picket line

Pacific Gateway Hotel workers have been on strike for 592 days Vancouver, BC — ‘Santa Claus’ joined striking Pacific Gateway workers at a demonstration held by dozens of protestors in front of the hotel yesterday. Santa led the procession of picketers in a noisy protest over management’s treatment of workers and to mark what will soon be strikers’ […]

Press Release: YVR Airline Catering Workers Ratify Contract with Historic Wage Increases

For Immediate Release Vancouver, B.C. – UNITE HERE Local 40 members who work for Gate Gourmet at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) have voted 94% “yes” to ratify a new collective agreement that will significantly raise airline catering workers’ pay.  The company agreed to provide 12% wage increases to workers in Vancouver to address skyrocketing inflation. […]

Press Release: Labour Board orders cease and desist against Air Canada’s caterer at YVR Airport for violating striking workers’ rights

For Immediate Release Vancouver, BC —- Air Canada’s airline catering firm, Gate Gourmet, breached BC’s labour code when the company used replacement workers during a strike action at Vancouver Airport, according to a new ruling by the BC Labour Board. The company double-catered flights for Air Canada at other airports after Gate Gourmet YVR workers […]

Job Posting: UNITE HERE Local 40 Temporary Contract Enforcement Organizer

UNITE HERE Local 40, BC’s union for hospitality workers, is seeking an entry-level or experienced Contract Enforcement Organizer to work with members on workplace issues. Organizers work with members to build the leadership and solidarity necessary to build a progressive and strong labour union. UNITE HERE is a progressive labour union, representing more than 270,000 […]