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UNITE HERE! Local 40 Hilton Metrotown and Coast Hotels Bargaining Update

A message from Unite Here! Local 40

Thanks to all of you from BCFED Staff, CUPE, FPSE, GEU, HEU, HSA, MoveUp, TWU/SWA and Unifor who came out to support our members at the Hilton Metrotown on January 20. Management took notice of your support.

Many of you have asked for updates on the status of bargaining at both the Hilton and with Coast Hotels in Kelowna, Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince George. At the Hilton Metrotown, bargaining is currently at a cross roads. Management is struggling with economics while demanding concessions to increase the workload of Room Attendants. Negotiations are scheduled for next Friday, January 29th. At the Coast Capri, Harbourside, Bastion and Inn of the North, we have overcome demands for minimum wage for new tipped workers and a separate & inferior economic package for workers in Kelowna, but we are still dealing with the lack of retroactivity and demands to reduce hours of work, lower new hire rates and increasing workload for Room Attendants. Bargaining is scheduled for next Thursday, January 28th.

You can help by sending letters to management, and expressing your support for the staff and your concerns as customers of the Hilton and these Coast Hotels. We want to increase the pressure to settle these contracts now. We are not asking anyone to pull business from any of these hotels at this time.

Hilton Metrotown Letters
Ed Jaskula, General Manager Hilton Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7 [email protected] Fax: 604-438-1271

Coast Hotels Letters
Jim Douglas, Regional General Manager Coast Harbourside, 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC V8Y 1V4   [email protected] Fax: 250-360-1418

Please cc: Robert Demand, President, UNITE HERE! Local 40: 100-4180 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC V5C 6A7   [email protected]

Thank you for your ongoing support and we will keep all of you updated on our efforts to resolve these negotiations. Click here for Unite Here! Local 40's website.