Entries by Michelle Travis

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 […]

UNBC Cafeteria Workers Ratify New Contract

New agreement averts strike on campus UNBC’s cafeteria workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 40 have unanimously ratified a new agreement with the university’s food provider, Compass Group.  Narrowly averting a strike, the new agreement ends the prolonged labour dispute at the university and addresses workers’ longstanding concerns over pay and job security. Workers at […]

UNITE HERE! Local 40 issues 72 hour strike notice at UNBC!

Prince George – UNITE HERE! Local 40 members who serve food at UNBC have issued a 72 hour strike notice. The union represents workers at UNBC’s Agora Dining Hall and at Tim Hortons. The workers are employees of Chartwells, UNBC’s food service contractor. The union and the contractor have been engaged in contract negotiations for […]

YVR: First Class Airport, Second Class Jobs

Workers behind the concession counters at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) help make this North America’s #1 airport.  Workers take pride in welcoming the world to Vancouver while serving travelers a cup of coffee or a warm meal on the way to their destination. While workers love working at YVR, too many of them are earning […]