Entries by Michelle Travis

Press Release: Laid-off Workers Hold Caravan, Call for Government Action on Layoff Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020 Vancouver, BC — On Wednesday, hundreds of laid-off hospitality workers in a caravan of cars honking horns and chanting on foot participated in a demonstration urging provincially and federally elected leaders to ensure employers rehire, not replace, laid-off workers as the economy recovers. With workers facing long-term layoffs in […]

Media Advisory: Laid-off Hospitality Workers to Participate in Car Caravan in Vancouver, Call on Government to Help Bring Workers Back to Their Jobs

Vancouver—Hospitality workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, will participate in a car caravan demonstration calling on provincially and federally elected leaders to ensure employers rehire—not replace—laid-off workers as the economy recovers. Over 90% of workers in B.C.’s hospitality industry are laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As hotels and other hospitality businesses begin […]

Press Release: Kitimat Camp Workers Elated after Reaching Historic Union Contract amidst Pandemic Woes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2020 Kitimat, BC — On Monday night, camp workers at Horizon North Crossroads Lodge overwhelmingly ratified a historic union contract with 97% voting in favour.  The agreement will provide 100 percent employer-paid air travel and health care, pension, housekeeping workload protections, seniority, recall rights, and raises that will increase some […]

Local 40 Hardship Fund now open for Applications

The Local 40 Hardship Fund is now taking applications! This Fund was established by UNITE HERE Local 40 to assist members who have encountered financial and related difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before applying, please ensure: you are a hospitality worker (you do not need to be a union member to be […]

COVID-19: Government & Community Resources

Questions about applying for Employment Insurance Your Medical Benefits FAQ COVID-19 Resource Guide Booklet for Local 40 Members Quick Links: BC Covid-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool Community Savings Credit Union – 6 Month Interest-Free Line of Credit BC Hydro Customer Crisis Fund Job-protected leave: Workers can take unlimited unpaid leave if they are unable to […]