For over 20 years in Burnaby, we've welcomed you. We've fed you. We've cleaned for you.
Now we need your help.
Our hotel fired 97 long-term workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, locked us out in April 2021, and recently cut off our EI. Many of us are women, many of us have families and we’re struggling to pay our rent, pay our bills and feed our families.
We've set up a petition to urge MP Carla Qualtrough, Employment Minister (MP-Delta), to intervene. But if she does, it could take weeks before we see our first EI cheque.
That's why UNITE HERE Local 40 has set up a Hilton Metrotown Workers Hardship Fund to ensure that workers' basic needs are met during this crisis. Your solidarity will make the difference. Please donate to support us. Any amount is appreciated!
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ABOUT UNITE HERE LOCAL 40
From Prince George to Powell River, Vancouver to Victoria, we’re building a fighting union for hospitality workers in BC to win respect and improve our jobs. UNITE HERE Local 40 represents workers throughout BC who work in hotels, food service and airports. Local 40 is part of the UNITE HERE International Union, representing 300,000 workers in the hotel, food service, airport and gaming industries throughout Canada and the U.S.
UNITE HERE Local 40 has a diverse membership that includes workers from many immigrant and First Nations communities. The majority of UNITE HERE members are women.
Through organizing, UNITE HERE members have made hotel housekeeping jobs and thousands of other traditionally low wage jobs into good, family-supporting, middle class jobs.
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