Entries by Michelle Travis

Statement from Zailda Chan, President of UNITE HERE Local 40, regarding BC’s economic recovery plan

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2020 The provincial government’s economic recovery plan offers nothing of substance to protect the jobs of hospitality workers who have been laid off or terminated due to Covid. The takeaway from this plan is that BC’s hospitality workers are on their own. While we can support economic assistance to hospitality employers, […]

Camp Workers at Civeo in Kitimat Win Historic Improvements in Workload

Great news for Kitimat camp workers! Camp workers at Civeo in Kitimat have won historic improvements in workload. With these changes, we expect Civeo housekeepers on average will clean 5 rooms LESS each day. Improvements:  11 checkout LIMIT on a 10 hour shift! LESS rooms for linen change rooms! LESS rooms for more than 3 checkouts! LESS […]

Hotel Workers Win a Pathway to Recall: Laid-off Hotel Workers End “Fast for Our Jobs” Hunger Strike after 22 Days of Struggle Urging the Government to Protect 50,000 Jobs

Contact: Stephanie Fung, [email protected], 604-928-7356; or Michelle Travis, [email protected], 778-960-9785 Vancouver, BC — Today, on September 1, 2020, laid-off hotel workers ended their “Fast for Our Jobs” hunger strike in Maple Ridge after winning a pathway to recall rights. The end of the hunger strike follows Labour Minister Harry Bains’ announcement on the report on […]

Media Advisory: Hunger Strikers to Hold Press Briefing outside Labour Minister Harry Bains’ Surrey Office

For Immediate Release August 31, 2020 (Updated) Contact: Stephanie Fung, [email protected], 604-928-7356; or Michelle Travis, [email protected], 778-960-9785 Demonstration to follow Comment on End of Extension of Temporary Layoff Provisions  Vancouver, B.C.— Today, hunger strikers will hold a press briefing at the Surrey office of Labour Minister Harry Bains on Monday to comment on the extension of BC’s […]

Day 15 of “Fast for Our Jobs” – Hunger Strikers to Move Encampment, Demonstrate Outside Tourism Minister Lisa Beare’s Office to Save 50,000 Hotel Jobs

Contact: Stephanie Fung, [email protected], 604-928-7356; or Michelle Travis, [email protected], 778-960-9785 Vancouver, B.C.— Fasting hotel workers and their allies will hold a demonstration outside Tourism Minister Lisa Beare’s office to urge the government to protect 50,000 hotel jobs.  Now entering their third week, hotel workers have been fasting on the lawn of the BC Legislature since […]