Unifor members vote to strike at Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

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VANCOUVER—Unifor Local 3000 members have voted 98% in favour of strike action after contract negotiations broke off this month. 

“Over the term of the last contract, inflation was the highest we’ve seen in four decades,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “At the same time, we know the hospitality industry has bounced back to pre-COVID levels and is making more money than ever.”

Metro Vancouver’s high cost of living is making it increasingly difficult for hospitality industry workers to live within commuting distances of their downtown workplaces, says Unifor. The union is seeking fair wages, improved benefits, and a reasonable workload in the next contract.

“There is an unacceptable wage gap at the Coast Coal Harbour that will be addressed in the next contract,” said Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle. 

Unifor Local 3000 represents more than 110 union members at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, working in the restaurant, kitchen, front desk, maintenance, banquets and housekeeping. 

The Coast Coal Harbour is owned by APA Hotels and Resorts, a Japanese hospitality corporation.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 320,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For media inquiries please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at @email or 778-903-6549 (cell).

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