Entries by Michelle Travis

Message from President Zailda Chan to Local 40 Members

Dear UNITE HERE Local 40 members, The COVID-19 global health pandemic is impacting all workers in the hospitality industry in ways that none of us would have ever imagined. With the drastic downturn of tourism, border closures and public health measures, I know a majority of UNITE HERE Local 40’s members working across British Columbia in airports, hotels, food service and camps are facing economic hardships never […]

Statement from UNITE HERE Local 40 President Zailda Chan re: COVID-19 Impact on Hospitality Workers

For Immediate Release: Over 60,000 B.C. hospitality workers are reeling from the blunt economic trauma hitting our industry due to the spread of the new coronavirus.  In the span of one week, our members and tens of thousands other hospitality workers in hotels, restaurants and food service workers who prepare meals for airlines, airport travelers, […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: UNION HEALTH BENEFITS FAQ

To download a PDF of this information, please click here.   How long will my Union Health Benefits last if I’ve been laid off? All of our union members have different eligibility depending on your workplace. Please call Member Service Centre between 9am and 430pm at 604-294-4441, state your first and last name and your […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: For Workers Who Need to Apply for Employment Insurance

APPLYING FOR EI Note: Benefits under Employment Insurance and other benefit programs are changing quickly as the situation with COVID-19/Coronavirus develops. This document reflects changes through March 17, 2020. (Click here for a PDF Version of this information)   Am I eligible for Employment Insurance (EI)? To qualify for regular benefits you must have received […]

Press Release: Rosewood Hotel Georgia Strikers Celebrate Industry-Leading Contract, Vancouver hotel strike ends after 59 days

On November 18, UNITE HERE Local 40 hotel workers on strike at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia voted to ratify a historic new contract in Vancouver’s hospitality industry. The vote to approve this ground-breaking contract ends the picket line outside of the hotel. The 59-day strike at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been the longest hotel workers’ strike […]

Media Advisory: Striking Hotel Workers Reach Tentative Agreement with Rosewood Hotel Georgia, UNITE HERE Local 40 to hold ratification vote today

Hotel workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 40 reached a tentative agreement with Rosewood Hotel Georgia over the weekend. The agreement, if ratified, will bring their eight-week strike to an end. Workers will vote to ratify the contract until 5pm today.   “We have finally achieved the contract we deserve. I am very proud of […]

BREAKING: Tentative agreement reached with Rosewood Hotel Georgia

We are happy to announce that a tentative agreement was reached between UNITE HERE Local 40 and the Rosewood Hotel Georgia! Picket lines are down, and we will be holding our contract ratification vote on Monday November 18th. More details to follow. We want to say a special thank you to our amazing labour and […]