Entries by Michelle Travis

Local 40 Sodexo Proposal: 3 Year Agreement

Wage Increases -Immediate $4-5 increase (equal to KMP contract) -$1 increase every year thereafter Overtime/Shifts -10 hour guarantee for those who want it -Overtime- 1.5x after 8 hours, 1.5x on Saturdays 2x on Sundays Pension -Local 40 Civeo Pension: $3.85/hour Benefits -Local 40 Benefits- 100% Paid by company -Note: Local 40 benefits are far superior […]

Statement by Zailda Chan, UNITE HERE Local 40 President, regarding B.C.’s extension of temporary COVID-19 layoff provisions

“We are incredibly disappointed by the Government’s decision today to extend temporary layoffs and delay severance to help the business community without any protections for workers.  The government had to put 50,000 hotel workers out of work, but with no legal rights to get their jobs back.  Hotel workers are already being permanently terminated as […]

Press Release: Laid-off Hospitality Demonstrate, Ask Government – Where is Our Right to Return to Work?

For Immediate Release June 25, 2020 Contact: Stephanie Fung, 604-928-7356, [email protected], or Michelle Travis, 778-960-9785, [email protected] VANCOUVER – As the province launched Phase 3 of its restart plan, laid-off hospitality workers demonstrated today outside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.  Hotel workers are urgently calling on the provincial government to protect those on the verge of losing […]

Press Release: Laid-off Workers Hold Caravan, Call for Government Action on Layoff Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020 Vancouver, BC — On Wednesday, hundreds of laid-off hospitality workers in a caravan of cars honking horns and chanting on foot participated in a demonstration urging provincially and federally elected leaders to ensure employers rehire, not replace, laid-off workers as the economy recovers. With workers facing long-term layoffs in […]

Media Advisory: Laid-off Hospitality Workers to Participate in Car Caravan in Vancouver, Call on Government to Help Bring Workers Back to Their Jobs

Vancouver—Hospitality workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, will participate in a car caravan demonstration calling on provincially and federally elected leaders to ensure employers rehire—not replace—laid-off workers as the economy recovers. Over 90% of workers in B.C.’s hospitality industry are laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As hotels and other hospitality businesses begin […]

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 […]