Entries by Michelle Travis

Local 40 Supports Sheila Malcolmson in the Nanaimo By-Election!

Vote Sheila! Every vote counts! Cast your vote at the locations below. Bring your Voting Card with you, or 2 pieces of ID including one with your address. For more information about voting please visit www.Elections.BC.ca. Voting Dates & Places   Tues Jan 29th, 8am to 5pm Elections Office (#201 – 65 Front Street)   Wed Jan 30th, 8am […]

Notice: 2019 General Membership Meetings & Union Dues

2019 General Membership Meetings  *Times & locations to be announced January 30th April 24th July 31st October 30th   Union Dues  Pursuant to Article 17, section 1(a) of the UNITE HERE Constitution there is a mandated $1.00 increase to dues for those who work 79 hours or less a month. The minimum dues will increase […]

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: [email protected] 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 […]

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 […]