Local 40’s airport members made history this month! For the first time ever, the sitting BC Premier met with HMS Host workers at YVR on Thursday, June 14. Premier John Horgan heard compelling stories from our members who discussed how YVR Airport squeezes contracted workers by keeping wages low, flipping contractors, and discouraging union organizing.
We told the Premier we need YVR to commit to a $15 airport minimum wage policy now, a worker retention policy for all YVR workers, and respect for workers’ rights to form a union at YVR.
For nearly an hour, our members swapped stories with the Premier about the challenges of living in Vancouver on low wages, juggling multiple jobs, and their concerns for their future. The Premier discussed how the Province is tackling the challenge of affordability in BC and other efforts underway to make life better for British Columbians.
We look forward to working with Premier Horgan and other leaders in our community to press for change and a better future at YVR!
(Photographer: Peter Holst)
Local 40 members and allies visit the office of YVR’s CEO, go to: https://bit.ly/2lsw7cX