The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) has called for a boycott of four Vancouver hotels in support of workers on strike.
Workers at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Westin Bayshore, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront and Rosewood Hotel Georgia have been off the job after negotiations between Unite Here Local 40 and employers broke down last month.
In a statement, BCFED president Laird Cronk said they support hotel workers in their fight for fair wages, job security and safety reforms.
On Tuesday, B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) president Stephanie Smith announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers.
Hotel workers were dealt a blow last week when a court banned them from using devices like air horns — or from blocking or impeding the movement of people and vehicles onto hotel property.