Entries by Michelle Travis

Press Release: Prince George Coast workers protest lockout threat

Prince George – Today, Coast Hotel workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, and their labour allies held a demonstration at the Coast Inn of the North against the company’s lockout threat. On Tuesday, Coast Hotels issued a 72-hour lockout notice at Coast Inn of the North, Coast Bastion in Nanaimo, and Coast Victoria Harbourside. […]

Breaking: Coast Bastion Hotel Workers on Strike!

WHAT:  UNITE HERE Local 40 hotel members at Coast Bastion Hotel are on a one-day strike. WHEN:  Saturday, December 8, 2018; 6:30AM WHERE: Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC  WHO:   Approximately 100 hotel housekeepers, housemen, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, food & beverage servers, front desk agents, bellman, maintenance workers and others.  WHY: As of […]

Food service workers at Victoria Intl Airport secure new contract

PRESS RELEASE New agreement includes significant raises and improves staffing Contact: Octavian Cadabeschi Phone: 604-813-2105 E-mail: ocadabeschi@unitehere.org Food service workers at Victoria International Airport (YYJ) represented by UNITE HERE Local 40 have ratified a new contract with the airport’s food service provider, Compass Group, by an overwhelming margin. The new agreement end the long, protracted […]

Nanaimo’s Coast Bastion Hotel Workers Ready to Strike

November 23, 2018 Sharan Pawa 604-473-4830 spawa@local40union.com Nanaimo Hotel Workers Pose Strike as Holiday Season Looms Workers Ready to Walk Off from Coast Bastion Hotel   Nanaimo – Coast Bastion Hotel workers have overwhelmingly voted in favour of authorizing a strike action. Frustrated with the lack of progress made in contract negotiations with hotel management, the […]