UNITE HERE! Local 40 is holding a family friendly rally and sit-in.
The Action: UNITE HERE! Local 40 is holding a family friendly rally and sit-in. On the anniversary of the ongoing labour dispute, hotel workers are calling on allies and the community to join women leaders taking part in a sit-in on Kingsway and Willingdon. Those who want to support workers are invited to stand in solidarity.
When: 5:00 PM, Thursday August 5
Where: Hilton Metrotown (6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7)
Background: Since mid-April Hilton staff have been locked out following the termination of 97 workers a year into the pandemic. Our fight at the Hilton is part of a broader attack on hotel workers across the Province. The majority women and racialized workforce in hospitality isn’t going to take this pandemic profiteering quitely. On August 5, the BC’s Unequal Women campaign is rallying in Metrotown to send a clear message: Burnaby is Better than the Hilton!