Entries by Michelle Travis

Inflight Catering Workers Ratify New 3-Year Agreement

Members of UNITE HERE Local 40 working for inflight caterer Gate Gourmet ratified their new three-year contract this week.  The new agreement achieves significant wage increases, restores overtime on the 6th and 7th days of work, provides new protection for sick and injured workers, and covers increases in medical costs. The new agreement narrowly averted […]

UNITE HERE Local 40 Issues 72-Hour Strike Notice for 400 Gate Gourmet Workers

UNITE HERE Local 40 has filed a 72-hour strike notice with the Labour Relations Board on behalf of 400 inflight catering workers at Gate Gourmet.  Gate Gourmet provides food and beverages to major airlines like Air Canada, United Airlines, Air China and others. The Union is scheduled to bargain with the company tomorrow, Friday, August […]

Gate Gourmet workers hold press conference, issue travel alert

  On August 11th, UNITE HERE Local 40 airline catering members who work for Gate Gourmet held a press conference to issue a travel alert and discuss a possible strike at Vancouver International Airport.  Gate Gourmet is a global inflight caterer that services Air Canada, British Airways, Air China, and other major airlines. Citing the […]

March with Local 40 at Pride 2016!

Join UNITE HERE Local 40 at the Vancouver Pride Parade this year! March with the union, defend LGBTQ rights, and support hotel workers as part of our campaign to end job discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. This year our union’s theme is “Love Has No Borders!” The Pride parade takes place Sunday, […]

Hotel workers seek gains in HIR negotiations as BC’s hotel industry booms

In the midst of a boom for Metro Vancouver’s tourism industry, UNITE HERE Local 40 has begun negotiations with the 48 hospitality employers that are represented by  Hospitality Industrial Relations (HIR). Over seventy union members attended the first bargaining session at the Holiday Inn Downtown on June 8th. Members representing properties across the Greater Vancouver Area, Victoria, Harrison, and other parts of B.C addressed management during the meeting. They highlighted […]