Entries by Michelle Travis

Press Release: Kitimat Camp Workers Elated after Reaching Historic Union Contract amidst Pandemic Woes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2020 Kitimat, BC — On Monday night, camp workers at Horizon North Crossroads Lodge overwhelmingly ratified a historic union contract with 97% voting in favour.  The agreement will provide 100 percent employer-paid air travel and health care, pension, housekeeping workload protections, seniority, recall rights, and raises that will increase some […]

Local 40 Hardship Fund now open for Applications

The Local 40 Hardship Fund is now taking applications! This Fund was established by UNITE HERE Local 40 to assist members who have encountered financial and related difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before applying, please ensure: you are a hospitality worker (you do not need to be a union member to be […]

COVID-19: Government & Community Resources

We will be updating this webpage constantly. Please check back frequently for further resources and supports as the situation changes. Update (May 4): The provincial state of emergency has been extended until May 12th. View Premier John Horgan’s announcement here. Local 40 COVID-19 Hotline: Call 1-877-491-2651, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 AM to 4 […]

Press Release: Local 40 Calls on BC Government to Extend Hospitality Workers’ Healthcare during COVID-19 Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2020 Vancouver, BC — With thousands of hospitality workers just days away from losing their healthcare coverage, UNITE HERE Local 40 calls on BC’s provincial leaders to ensure that employers extend medical benefits in this time of unprecedented crisis. At the end of April, Canada’s laid-off hospitality workers will lose […]

Job Opportunities for Local 40 Members!

April 6 Job opportunities with Compass Group in the lower mainland and on the island. Cleaning jobs at health care facilities available at over $20/hour. Email [email protected] to be contacted by a recruiter. March 21 Local 40 has been working with Compass Group to allow for Local 40 members to be offered positions IMMEDIATELY in area hospitals as […]

UNITE HERE! Canada Responds to COVID-19 Crisis

On March 30, 2020, UNITE HERE leadership from across Canada held a tele-press conference to speak on the unprecedented economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on workers nationwide. Listen to a complete recording of the conference. For press coverage, see below: Canadian Press – Hospitality workers ‘hit first and hit hardest’ says union seeking more […]

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TELE-PRESS CONFERENCE (for Monday, March 30)

RSVP: https://forms.gle/oLF7jfgZyDVfQ5Ls7 Hospitality workers’ union UNITE HERE to host tele-press conference on impact of COVID-19 on industry’s frontline workers in Canada WHAT: Tele-press conference with UNITE HERE Canada union leadership to discuss the unprecedented economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on workers nationwide in industries as diverse as hotels, stadiums, airlines and food service. With […]