Entries by Michelle Travis

Fired Women Protest at Federal Government of Canada Offices; Call on PM Trudeau to Protect their Jobs at Quarantine Hotel

Vancouver, B.C.— Striking Pacific Gateway hotel workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, will hold a demonstration on Thursday, July 22, to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop crossing their picket line. The federal government’s inaction over the hotel’s mass firings has exacerbated the impact of the pandemic on women, making their lives […]

Quebec Hotel Workers with FC-CSN Protest in Solidarity with Locked Out Hilton Metrotown Hotel Workers in BC

Media Contacts: French: Gabriel Velasco, 604-360-0507, [email protected] English: Stephanie Fung, 604-928-7356, [email protected] Quebec City, QC — Today, hotel workers from Quebec and BC set up a symbolic picket line outside DSDL-owned l’Hotel PUR because the owner has refused to rehire workers they laid off due to the pandemic. DSDL Canada fired almost 100 long-term workers […]

Press Release: Hotel Workers’ Union Calls on U.S. Government to Investigate $34 million in Taxpayer Loans to Canadian-based Westmont Hospitality

Owner of Pan Pacific Vancouver and other hotels collected $34 million in U.S. Paycheck Protection Program Loans despite eliminating staff; echoes Westmont’s use of Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, concerns over unchecked use of COVID-related government subsidies and loans VANCOUVER, BC – UNITE HERE Locals representing hotel workers in British Columbia, Southern California, and Arizona are […]