Entries by Michelle Travis

Workers at the Ramada Prince George Hotel secure new contract

PRESS RELEASE New agreement includes a $3 increase and significant medical improvements. Contact: Octavian Cadabeschi Phone: 604-813-2105 E-mail: [email protected] Hotel workers at the Ramada Plaza in downtown Prince George have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with their employer today. The agreement brings to an end a protracted labor dispute at the hotel and significantly increases […]

Local 40 Supports Sheila Malcolmson in the Nanaimo By-Election!

Vote Sheila! Every vote counts! Cast your vote at the locations below. Bring your Voting Card with you, or 2 pieces of ID including one with your address. For more information about voting please visit www.Elections.BC.ca. Voting Dates & Places   Tues Jan 29th, 8am to 5pm Elections Office (#201 – 65 Front Street)   Wed Jan 30th, 8am […]

Notice: 2019 General Membership Meetings & Union Dues

2019 General Membership Meetings  *Times & locations to be announced January 30th April 24th July 31st October 30th   Union Dues  Pursuant to Article 17, section 1(a) of the UNITE HERE Constitution there is a mandated $1.00 increase to dues for those who work 79 hours or less a month. The minimum dues will increase […]

Union, Community call on City of Richmond to Support Chinese Workers Facing Discrimination for Union Activity

UNITE HERE Local 40 files complaint with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal Richmond, BC – When the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport changed ownership a year ago, approximately 80% of the hotel staff were Chinese.  The predominantly Chinese staff organized to join UNITE HERE Local 40, but within one year, management reduced the number of […]

Press Release: Prince George Coast workers protest lockout threat

Prince George – Today, Coast Hotel workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, and their labour allies held a demonstration at the Coast Inn of the North against the company’s lockout threat. On Tuesday, Coast Hotels issued a 72-hour lockout notice at Coast Inn of the North, Coast Bastion in Nanaimo, and Coast Victoria Harbourside. […]

Breaking: Coast Bastion Hotel Workers on Strike!

WHAT:  UNITE HERE Local 40 hotel members at Coast Bastion Hotel are on a one-day strike. WHEN:  Saturday, December 8, 2018; 6:30AM WHERE: Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC  WHO:   Approximately 100 hotel housekeepers, housemen, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, food & beverage servers, front desk agents, bellman, maintenance workers and others.  WHY: As of […]

Food service workers at Victoria Intl Airport secure new contract

PRESS RELEASE New agreement includes significant raises and improves staffing Contact: Octavian Cadabeschi Phone: 604-813-2105 E-mail: [email protected] Food service workers at Victoria International Airport (YYJ) represented by UNITE HERE Local 40 have ratified a new contract with the airport’s food service provider, Compass Group, by an overwhelming margin. The new agreement end the long, protracted […]

UNBC Cafeteria Workers Ratify New Contract

New agreement averts strike on campus UNBC’s cafeteria workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 40 have unanimously ratified a new agreement with the university’s food provider, Compass Group.  Narrowly averting a strike, the new agreement ends the prolonged labour dispute at the university and addresses workers’ longstanding concerns over pay and job security. Workers at […]