Safer conditions, stable jobs, higher wages on table: Unite Here
Unite Here, Local 40 hotel members issued a 72-hour strike notice at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Vancouver on September 9 which means picket lines could go up as soon as Sept. 12.
Workers at the Hotel Georgia issued a strike notice earlier this month and could strike at any time. Hotel workers from the Westin Bayshore, Pinnacle and Four Seasons hotels are also part of the downtown hotel bargaining, says the union.
Nearly 1,500 hotel workers and their families in the Metro Vancouver area are affected by current negotiations with the five hotels, says Unite Here.
Workers at the Hyatt — as well as those at the other high-end hotels — have been fighting for safer working conditions, stable jobs and livable wages over months of contract bargaining, says the union.
Hyatt Regency staff have been working without a contract for one year, says Unite Here.