In hotels, airports, restaurants, camps, and cafeterias. We've welcomed you. We've fed you. We've cleaned for you.
Now we need your help.
COVID-19 has shut down the industries where we work and 90% of us have been laid off. The impact is catastrophic. Workers in hotels, restaurants and food service workers who prepare meals for airlines, universities and resource camps have lost work, are going on long-term layoff and must figure out how to survive. The few of us still serving the traveling public are putting our health and safety at risk but not working enough hours to cover our basic needs. 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.
Service Canada is overwhelmed and understaffed. It could take weeks before we see our first EI cheque or the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
That's why UNITE HERE Local 40 has set up a BC Hospitality Workers Relief 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.
Visit us at https://www.uniteherelocal40.org/
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