Entries by Michelle Travis

Canadian Hotel Owner Cited in Congressional Letter Urging Greater Transparency on Forgiveness of U.S. Paycheck Protection Program Loans

U.S. Representatives highlight loans to hotel chain Westmont Hospitality Group in letter to Small Business Administration calling for “vigilant oversight” of loan forgiveness process. Vancouver, B.C. – Members of U.S. Congress are raising questions about U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans received by the hospitality industry and highlighting Canadian hotel owner, Westmont Hospitality Group, which […]

UNITE HERE Local 40 Launches Week of Action to Spotlight Westmont Hospitality’s Treatment of Pan Pacific Vancouver Workers Actions planned in 20 cities worldwide

WHAT: UNITE HERE Local 40 is kicking off a week of action to call attention to Westmont Hospitality’s treatment of Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel workers during the pandemic. Actions will take place in 20 cities worldwide to urge Westmont to return workers to their pre-pandemic jobs.   WHEN: Sunday, March 13th to Friday, March 18th, 2022 […]

Media Advisory: Locked Out Hilton Metrotown Workers to Hold International Women’s Day Rally

Hospitality workers’ union will launch petition calling on wedding vendors to support locked-out women WHAT: Locked out Hilton Metrotown hotel workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, will hold a rally today, Tuesday, March 8th,  International Women’s Day to call on the hotel to respect BC’s #UnequalWomen by resolving the lockout and returning them to […]

Kemano Staff House Staff Ratify New Collective Agreement, UNITE HERE Local 40 Creates New Standard for Remote Camp Workers in BC

Kemano-Kitimat, BC — Camp workers from ESS Support Services at Kemano Staff House have ratified a new collective agreement with a 100% “yes” vote this week. UNITE HERE Local 40, BC’s camp workers’ union, continues to maintain the highest standards for remote camp workers across the province. Culinary and housekeeping employees will now be earning […]

UNITE HERE Local 40 Issues Travel Advisory for Pacific Gateway Hotel

Customer boycott in effect as hotel reopens Vancouver, B.C. – B.C.’s hospitality workers union is alerting travellers and meeting group customers that a boycott of Pacific Gateway Hotel is in effect. The federal government, which was using the hotel as a quarantine facility, pulled out of Pacific Gateway in January citing concerns over the hotel’s […]