UNITE HERE represents workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in Hospitality, Airports, Laundry, Food Service, Gaming, Manufacturing and Textile

 

UNITE HERE Canada launches website revealing offshore accounts used by owners of Canadian real estate giant, Larco Investments

May 18, 2016

UNITE HERE Canada has launched a new website, Larco-EndTies2TaxHavens.org, detailing the use of offshore tax havens by the owners of Larco Investments, a government landlord to the Canada Revenue Agency and dozens of other government agencies.

Read more

 

Vancouver Hotel Workers Win New Contract and Transit Benefit!

April 21, 2015

UNITE HERE! Local 40 members keep improving standards for all of Vancouver’s hotel workers. Our union has set the standard for hotel workers locally in recent years by introducing room attendant workload protections, raising wages, and now, by reducing the cost of getting to and from work. On May 1st workers at the Hyatt, Westin Bayshore, Pinnacle and Four Seasons hotels will receive an employer paid 15% reduction in the cost of transit. Following our lead, two non-union hotels have also adopted this new benefit.

Read more

"Making Ends Meet: Toronto's 2015 Living Wage"

April 10, 2015

On April 10, 2015, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released its living wage report, "Making Ends Meet: Toronto’s 2015 Living Wage." According to the report, the updated living wage for Toronto is "based on the needs of a family with two parents and two young children ages 7 and 3. Each of those parents needs to earn $18.52 per hour, and work 37.5 hours per week, in order to afford the basics in life in this very expensive city."

Read more

The Hospitality Worker's Training Centre in the news!

March 30, 2015

On March 27, 2015 the Toronto Star published a great piece highlighting the success of the Hospitality Worker’s Training Centre, a Toronto-based non-profit organization that provides hands-on, relevant training and programs for hospitality and hotel workers. The Hospitality Worker’s Training Centre created as a partnership between UNITE HERE Local 75 and major hotels in Toronto.

Read more

Living wage fight heats up in Toronto

February 9, 2015

Living wage fight heats up in Toronto On February 6, 2015, hundreds of people marched through Toronto’s downtown, calling attention to the need for a living wage in the city. Co-sponsored by the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, ACORN Canada and UNITE HERE Local 75, the rally included workers from cross the city, as well as labour leaders and community activists.

Read more

Read the Archives

Campaigns

Hotel Workers Rising

Through UNITE HERE's Hotel Workers Rising campaign, thousands of hotel workers across Canada s and the United State are rising up to improve their jobs and secure better lives for themselves and their families.

Read more