Entries by Michelle Travis

Media Advisory: Hotel workers call out sexual violence in Vancouver hospitality industry, Hotel Georgia singled out

WHAT: UNITE HERE Local 40 will hold a press conference outside of Hotel Georgia this Tuesday at 11:00AM followed by a protest at Vancouver City Hall at 5:00PM in response to persistent sexual harassment and assault reports from women working in Vancouver hotels and restaurants. These reports include an incident of assault on a female […]

Press Release: Rosewood Hotel Georgia staff highlight disparity at Canada’s #1 hotel

VANCOUVER – Staff at Canada’s top-rated hotel, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, held a boisterous demonstration yesterday in the heart of downtown Vancouver.  Nearly three hundred workers and supporters gathered outside the luxury hotel to protest working conditions that do not meet its five-star standard.  The hotel has been rated the #1 hotel in the country, with […]

UNITE HERE Local 40 Bylaw Amendments

Proposed bylaw amendments will be discussed and voted on during UNITE HERE Local 40’s General Membership Meeting taking place: Wednesday, July 31st at 5pm  BCIT Downtown Vancouver – Rm 54 (555 Seymour Street) Click here to view or download the bylaw amendments For any questions please contact [email protected] Thank you, The UNITE HERE Local 40 […]

UPDATE: UNITE HERE Local 40 Press Conference at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Vancouver – Today’s press conference, scheduled for today at 12PM, has been cancelled so that the parties can meet and attempt a resolution of all related concerns over a 10-day period. WHAT:          UNITE HERE Local 40 press conference at Rosewood Hotel Georgia WHERE:        Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W. Georgia, Vancouver WHEN:          Wednesday, […]

PRESS RELEASE: UNITE HERE, NDP MP Brian Masse call for investigation into privacy, security risks for Canadian companies tied to Chinese state-owned Anbang

Masse urges federal Privacy Commissioner to investigate concerns Ottawa – UNITE HERE, the hospitality workers union, and MP Brian Masse (Windsor West), NDP Critic for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, held a press conference today on Parliament Hill to raise questions about privacy and security risks faced by those working in, or in the care […]

ANNOUCEMENT: General Membership Meeting

On May 22, 2019, the Local 40 Executive Board voted to recommend that the Local move its office to a new location in downtown Vancouver upon the completion of its current lease on September 30, 2019. Local 40’s President calls for a Special Membership Meeting for the purpose of reviewing and voting on this recommendation. […]

Press Release: YVR Airport CEO says no guarantee of successor rights for contracted food workers

Contract-flipping at YVR may continue despite looming changes to provincial, federal code Vancouver – UNITE HERE Local 40, which represents contracted foodservice workers at YVR Airport, held a press conference today to urge Vancouver Airport Authority to rehire the 90 foodservice workers who work at three contracted units and who stand to lose their jobs […]

Vancouver’s hotel workers hold protest at Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Workers demand better industry standards and call for an end to precarious work

Vancouver – Hotel workers from downtown Vancouver’s most prestigious hotels, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, held a protest on Tuesday, May 14th outside of Rosewood Hotel Georgia, named the #1 hotel in Canada by U.S. News & World Report. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, a luxury hotel charging up to $7,000 per night for a suite, […]

UNITE HERE urges Federal Ministers to protect Canadians data in hotels, nursing homes with ties to the People’s Republic of China

China’s latest threats cause concern over security, privacy risks For Immediate Release Vancouver, May 9, 2019 – UNITE HERE, the union for hospitality workers, is formally urging Ottawa to assess the security and privacy risks stemming from the Chinese government’s control of a Canadian nursing home chain and its ties to Canada’s largest hotel company. […]