Entries by Michelle Travis

Join Us! HMSHost Local 40 members to call for $15 minimum wage

What:     Fair Wages Commission When:    Thursday, November 23, 2017 Time:      5:00 PM Where:   Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street Our city is becoming more and more unaffordable by the day.  We need a $15 minimum wage!  The new provincial government has launched the Fair Wages Commission to hear directly from us at public consultations throughout […]

Is YVR Airport Sustainable for Workers?

Behind the counters at North America’s #1 airport     YVR is ranked the #1 airport in North America.  Yet, too many airport concession workers juggle two jobs to make ends meet and work in challenging conditions.  Worse, YVR can upend hard-won wage and benefit gains made by unionized concession workers when flipping contracts to non-union operators. […]

Vancouver Fairbnb Members Release Report on Platform Accountability

Broad Vancouver coalition calls on the City to hold Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms accountable for illegal listings Vancouver – A Vancouver-based coalition representing workers, tenants, landlords, housing advocates, and hospitality providers has joined forces to demand that the City of Vancouver hold short-term rental platforms directly accountable for illegal listings. The local groups […]

Press Conference: Fairbnb Vancouver Calls for Better Enforcement of Short-Term Rentals

Vancouver – September 12, 2017 –  Today at 12pm, a coalition of local Vancouver groups will be releasing a report on the regulation of short-term rentals like Airbnb; the report has been drafted jointly with Canada’s national Fairbnb.ca coalition. These groups include: Mole Hill Community Housing Society, Generation Squeeze, LandlordBC, Vancouver Tenants Union, Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative, […]