Local 40 Job Posting: Data Entry Clerk

UNITE HERE Local 40,  a progressive labour union dedicated to creating greater equality and opportunity for workers in the hospitality industry, is looking to fill the position of a Data Entry Clerk. The position would include the maintenance, processing, and updating of membership and information received on an ongoing basis. Other duties would include distribution of monies to appropriate dues accounts and membership report analysis.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Opening /distributing daily mail
  • Daily bank deposits
  • Receipting daily income
  • Creating excel spreadsheets/post daily income
  • Responding to emails and voicemails
  • Daily cash out
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements/ Qualifications

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail systems i.e. Outlook
  • Ability to understand and follow detailed instructions of a technical nature
  • A Basic understanding and ability to use math, letter writing, typing
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, such as copier, fax machine, adding machine, telephone voice mail, etc.
  • R. Skills
  • Data entry knowledge
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Willingness to learn and adapt

To apply for this position: please email your resume to [email protected]

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Press Release: Rosewood Hotel Georgia Strikers Celebrate Industry-Leading Contract, Vancouver hotel strike ends after 59 days

On November 18, UNITE HERE Local 40 hotel workers on strike at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia voted to ratify a historic new contract in Vancouver’s hospitality industry. The vote to approve this ground-breaking contract ends the picket line outside of the hotel. The 59-day strike at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been the longest hotel workers’ strike in Vancouver’s history.

Rosewood hotel workers secured a wage and benefit package with record wage increases, standard-setting wage increases for cooks, higher gratuities for banquet workers and other premiums for tipped staff, and important new safety measures. The new agreement funds expansion of health care for seasonal banquet workers and Reflections restaurant staff, amid other improvements.

“We have finally won the contract we deserve.  I am very proud of my co-workers for staying united and who struck, rain or shine, for eight weeks. I am also thankful to all the people who supported us and reminded us that we are not alone. We have shown this hotel and others in Vancouver that hotel workers will fight for respect and a fair workplace,” said May Tanjusay, a room attendant and union bargaining committee member from Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

The contract settlement marks the end of a series of hotel strikes in Vancouver that began in September. Rosewood workers received an outpouring of support from the community who supported strikers in weekly actions and from customers who refused to cross the picket line.

Contact: Sharan Pawa, 604-725-0053, [email protected]

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UNITE HERE Local 40 is the hospitality workers’ union and represents members in the hotel, food service and airport industries throughout British Columbia. Learn more at UniteHereLocal40.org.

Local 40 Job Posting: Communications Specialist (F/T)

UNITE HERE is a progressive labour union, dedicated to creating greater equality and opportunity for workers in the hospitality industry. Communications Specialists are embedded in local worker campaigns and play a crucial role in designing comprehensive communications strategies using digital platforms, earned media and multi-media tools to raise the visibility of worker struggles. As a Communications Specialist with UNITE HERE Local 40, you will be part of a team that empowers people in low-wage service sector jobs to achieve better wages and benefits, dignity and basic rights at work.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, in collaboration with union leadership and members, messaging and materials for effective communication with news media, the general public, union members and allies;
  • Developing and leading strategic communication plans for contract, organizing and other advocacy campaigns;
  • Planning and implementing earned media outreach, including pitching news stories, organizing media events, such as press conferences;
  • Maintaining Local 40’s social media accounts by sourcing, writing, calendaring and publishing engaging content;
  • Writing leaflets, newsletters, website- and e-advocacy content, news releases, fact sheets, social media posts and other content;
  • Managing the production of internal member communications in print and on digital platforms, such as mass texting and emailing;
  • Working with union members in spokesperson trainings, interviews, and participating in events and actions;
  • Documenting events and actions, including taking photos and video, and posting real-time content to social media platforms;

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and the fight for workers’ rights;
  • BA degree or relevant work experience, with a minimum of one-year experience working in communications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the capacity to meaningfully engage with and frame issues for people of diverse backgrounds and life experiences;
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work occasional long- or irregular hours during times of critical campaign need;
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines;
  • Experience using Creative Suite, Action Network, Mobile Commons, Hustle and/or other communications software/platforms a plus.
  • Drivers license.

To apply for this position: please email your resume, cover letter and a sample of your work (or a link to a website portfolio of your work) to [email protected]

Media Advisory: Striking Hotel Workers Reach Tentative Agreement with Rosewood Hotel Georgia, UNITE HERE Local 40 to hold ratification vote today

Hotel workers represented by UNITE HERE Local 40 reached a tentative agreement with Rosewood Hotel Georgia over the weekend. The agreement, if ratified, will bring their eight-week strike to an end. Workers will vote to ratify the contract until 5pm today.

 

“We have finally achieved the contract we deserve. I am very proud of my co-workers for staying united and thankful to all the people who supported us and reminded us that we are not alone. We’ve shown this hotel and others in Vancouver that hotel workers will fight for respect and a fair workplace,” said May Tanjusay, room attendant and union bargaining committee member from Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

 

Once ratified, the settlement will mark the end of a series of hotel strikes in Vancouver that began in September. Rosewood workers received an outpouring of support from the community who supported strikers in weekly actions and from customers who refused to cross the picket line. The workers are expected to return to work Wednesday morning following the ratification vote.

 

Contact: Sharan Pawa, 604-725-0053, [email protected]

 

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UNITE HERE Local 40 is the hospitality workers’ union and represents members in the hotel, food service and airport industries throughout British Columbia.

BREAKING: Tentative agreement reached with Rosewood Hotel Georgia

We are happy to announce that a tentative agreement was reached between UNITE HERE Local 40 and the Rosewood Hotel Georgia! Picket lines are down, and we will be holding our contract ratification vote on Monday November 18th. More details to follow.

We want to say a special thank you to our amazing labour and community allies for your solidarity with Vancouver’s striking hotel workers! Together, we have shown the city what working people can achieve.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rosewood Hotel Georgia strike enters eighth week as holiday season approaches, Strikers hold mass-action today before negotiations resume Friday

What: Hotel workers from Rosewood Hotel Georgia to hold demonstration to mark eighth week on strike.

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5pm

Where: Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Who: UNITE HERE Local 40 hotel members on strike at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, joined in solidarity by hundreds of former striking hotel workers and the Vancouver community.

Note: Frontline UNITE HERE Local 40 hotel workers on strike will be available for interview in person at the action or in advance by phone. To connect with strikers in advance or at the action, contact Sharan.

WHY: As the Hotel Georgia strike enters its eighth week – the longest of its kind in Vancouver’s history – negotiations with hotel management will resume this Friday on the heels of a cease and desist order by the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB) in which Rosewood management was found to have committed multiple breaches of provincial labour law. The LRB issued a cease and desist order against the hotel on October 28.

Strikers recently travelled to Silicon Valley and Hong Kong to lead actions at other Rosewood Hotel locations. International unions and trade federations from around the globe, from California to Myanmar, have recently led delegations in support of the strikers.

B.C.’s performers union, UBCP/ACTRA, and US-based entertainment union SAG-AFTRA have issued notices to performers and production managers to respect the picket line at Rosewood Hotel Georgia and to immediately remove business from the hotel until a settlement is reached.

In September, over 1,200 Vancouver hotel workers went on strike at four high-end hotels in Canada’s most profitable hotel industry. Last month, three of the four hotels agreed to ground-breaking new contracts. Two hundred Rosewood Hotel Georgia workers remain on strike for a contract which matches the five-star service they provide to clientele of this iconic Vancouver hotel. In addition to the demand for fair wages and stable jobs, the hotel has been under scrutiny over its handling of sexual harassment concerns in recent months.

Contact: Sharan Pawa, 604-725-0053, [email protected]

Press Release: BREAKING: Rosewood Hotel Georgia Breaches Labour Laws in Attempts to Undermine Hotel Strike

Vancouver – The BC Labour Board ruled this week that the Rosewood Hotel Georgia committed multiple breaches of the province’s labour law and that the Hotel’s use of impermissible replacement workers undermined the ongoing strike of their employees. The strike is now in its sixth week.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia was found in breach of the anti-scab provisions of the Labour Code by using impermissible managers to do the work that would normally be done by the striking employees. The Board has issued a cease and desist order against the Rosewood which has been filed in court for enforcement.

Instead of sitting down and addressing the concerns of their employees that would resolve the historic strike, Rosewood Hotel Georgia instead repeatedly used unauthorized tactics in unsuccessful attempts to mitigate the impact of the strike on services inside the hotel, that are completely shut down without workers. In addition, both the Fairmont Pacific Rim and Shangri-La hotels acknowledged that the Hotel Georgia had reached out to them and that they had accommodated hotel reservations from guests leaving Hotel Georgia. Pursuant to a consent order the hotels will not offer further assistance to the Hotel Georgia during the strike and will not oppose the union seeking to picket at the hotels if they are found to be allies of the Hotel Georgia in the future. Hundreds of Rosewood Hotel Georgia workers remain on strike for a contract which provides a five-star standard for workplace safety including sexual harassment protections, economic and job security improvements in Vancouver.

“Our members at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia work hard on a daily basis to provide the five-star service the hotel is known for. They are fighting for better working conditions now, a brighter future at this hotel, and are demanding respect long-overdue at the Rosewood. Hotel management has broken off negotiations twice, and is refusing to meet with staff at the bargaining table to address their concerns. Instead of resolving this labour dispute, management is doing the work of our members, undermining the strike and attempting to run the hotel without us. We will remain on strike until the Rosewood Hotel Georgia starts behaving like a five-star hotel and acts as a responsible employer,” said Zailda Chan, UNITE HERE Local 40 President.

The Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle Harbourfront hotels reached agreements to settle their strikes on October 16 with contracts that set new standards on compensation, workplace safety and job protection for hotel workers that will transform the lives of their employees. Despite this, Canada’s top-rated hotel has now become an outlier and is the only hotel still under strike. UNITE HERE Local 40 urges the hotel to return the bargaining table immediately and respect their workers whose five-star service has no substitute, illegal or otherwise.

 

Contact: Sharan Pawa, 604-725-0053, [email protected]