Entries by Michelle Travis

Why are Hotels Gutting Jobs Held by Women of Colour? Vancouver Women Leaders and UNITE HERE Local 40 to Launch Unequal Women Report

Virtual Press Conference to be held Today, 10AM REGISTER HERE: https://unitehere-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oTpY_W4UQwWapiMRqxGiIg Vancouver women leaders representing municipal, women’s, and labour groups will join UNITE HERE Local 40 for a press conference this Friday, December 3, to launch a new report highlighting the impact of pandemic terminations on women of colour in the hospitality industry. The report […]

As Workers Rise Up During “Striketober” in Response to Pandemic Hardships, Hospitality Workers across Canada and U.S. Say it’s Time to “Come Back Stronger”

Rally at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown this Thursday WHO: Over 8,000 UNITE HERE hospitality workers across Canada and U.S.   WHAT: Hilton Metrotown and other Vancouver area hotel workers to hold a rally with community allies as part of day of action across 29 cities. WHERE: (In B.C.) Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby WHEN: Thursday, […]

Membership Meetings & Proposed Bylaw Amendments

The next Local 40 membership meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 5 pm, at the Pinnacle Hotel, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver. Special membership meetings will also take place: If you work outside the Lower Mainland, on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 5 pm, on Zoom (Meeting ID: 821 3824 0671; […]

Workers Report Discrimination on the Basis of Sex and Race at Pan Pacific Vancouver

Vancouver, B.C. —  Several hotel housekeepers have filed a human rights complaint against the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel over sex and racial discrimination on behalf of women affected by mass firings. The complaint alleges that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel’s mass terminations disparately impacted women of colour while men’s jobs were more likely to […]