Entries by Michelle Travis

Press Release: More LNG camp workers calling on LNG Canada to deliver 12% wage increases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC — Contracted LNG camp workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, held a press conference this morning calling on LNG Canada and JGC Fluor to increase wages for contracted hospitality workers at the LNG site.  JGC Fluor recently provided 12% increases to the BC Building Trades to address the skyrocketing […]

UNITE HERE Local 40 (Vancouver) Job Posting: Communications Specialist (F/T)

UNITE HERE Local 40 is a progressive labour union, dedicated to creating greater equality and opportunity for workers in the hospitality industry. Communications Specialists are embedded in local worker campaigns and play a crucial role in designing comprehensive communications strategies using digital platforms, earned media and multi-media tools to raise the visibility of worker struggles. […]

Vancouver City Councillor and Downtown Hotel Workers Call for Investigation into Pan Pacific Vancouver

For Immediate Release: VANCOUVER, BC – In a press conference yesterday, Vancouver City Councillor Christine Boyle and downtown hotel workers called for an investigation into Pan Pacific Vancouver’s mistreatment of staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group called for scrutiny into hotel management’s refusal to recall nearly 100 workers, primarily women of colour,  permanently laid-off […]

Media Advisory: Vancouver City Councillor and Downtown Hotel Workers to hold Press Conference calling for Investigation into Pan Pacific Vancouver’s Actions during Pandemic

For Immediate Release: Press conference to be held outside Pan Pacific Vancouver, Thursday, July 28, 5PM VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver’s hospitality workers are raising alarms about mistreatment of staff at Pan Pacific Vancouver. Today, July 28 at 5:00pm, downtown hospitality workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, and Vancouver City Councillor Christine Boyle will hold […]