Nanaimo, B.C. — Today, October 7, workers are escalating action at the Coast Bastion with a protest to stop hotel management’s attacks on good jobs. This comes after a spirited rally last week at the hotel. With momentum on their side, workers are planning further action if the hotel fails to address their concerns regarding wages, housekeeping workload protections, and job security. In December 2020, Coast Bastion refused to bring long-term staff back to their jobs and instead fired nearly 50 workers. While Coast Bastion seeks to profit from the pandemic, over 1000 BC hospitality workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, won recall rights and protections for union health care and pension, in a four-year agreement with Hospitality Industrial Relations.
WHAT: Coast Bastion hotel workers and allies to hold protest.
WHERE: Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion St., Nanaimo
WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 5:30 p.m.
VISUALS: Hotel workers and supporters chanting in megaphones and holding colourful leaflets, banners, and signs.
Media availability with workers and UNITE HERE Local 40 representatives.
For additional information, please contact Stephanie Fung, 604-928-7356, [email protected]
UNITE HERE Local 40 is the hospitality workers’ union and represents members in the hotel, food service, camp, and airport industries throughout British Columbia. Learn more at UniteHereLocal40.org.