Entries by Michelle Travis

As Workers Rise Up During “Striketober” in Response to Pandemic Hardships, Hospitality Workers across Canada and U.S. Say it’s Time to “Come Back Stronger”

Rally at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown this Thursday WHO: Over 8,000 UNITE HERE hospitality workers across Canada and U.S.   WHAT: Hilton Metrotown and other Vancouver area hotel workers to hold a rally with community allies as part of day of action across 29 cities. WHERE: (In B.C.) Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby WHEN: Thursday, […]

Membership Meetings & Proposed Bylaw Amendments

The next Local 40 membership meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 5 pm, at the Pinnacle Hotel, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver. Special membership meetings will also take place: If you work outside the Lower Mainland, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 5 pm, on Zoom (Meeting ID: 821 3824 0671; […]

Workers Report Discrimination on the Basis of Sex and Race at Pan Pacific Vancouver

Vancouver, B.C. —  Several hotel housekeepers have filed a human rights complaint against the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel over sex and racial discrimination on behalf of women affected by mass firings. The complaint alleges that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel’s mass terminations disparately impacted women of colour while men’s jobs were more likely to […]

Civeo Breaches Labour Code, Steering GasLink & Trans Mountain Camp Workers to Join Union Selected by Employer

Kitimat, BC —The BC Labour Relations Board has just ruled that industrial camp operator Civeo gave improper support to the BC Regional Council of Carpenters and unduly influenced workers against UNITE HERE Local 40, BC’s camp workers union. “The Employer first contacted the BCRCC (BC Regional Council of Carpenters) immediately after Local 40 gave the […]