Rally in Support of Hotel Workers
Hello! My name is Nym Calvez. I’m a Housekeeper at the Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver, and I am an Executive Board Member of Local 40. Like many hotel workers, I immigrated to Canada for a better life from the Philippines. I worked as a nanny for 8 years, taking care of several families, integrating into Canada, and becoming a Canadian citizen. I am proud to be a hotel worker, but the hotel industry needs to treat us better. One recent summer, over 20 of my co-workers were on WCB because of injuries caused by the high workload in only 2 months! Even though my hotel is making tons of money, I don’t even have stable 40 hours of work. We need full-time jobs!
We will be calling on the Hotel Georgia to negotiate a fair contract now. The Hotel Georgia is the number one hotel in the city. It is a 5 star hotel. The Hotel Georgia should lead the way in wages, benefits and treatment! We will also call on the Four Seasons to give Job Security Now. The Four Seasons is closing in January 2020. The Four Seasons wants to move to a new hotel WITHOUT job guarantees to their employees. 400 Four Seasons workers deserve job security.
Please forward this email to your co-workers, friends and family and come join us on Tuesday!
SIGN THE PLEDGE to support Vancouver’s hotel workers here: SupportHotelWorkers.org
Together we can build a better Vancouver for working people. We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 14! Thank you!
Nym Calvez, Housekeeper, Pinnacle Hotel
Local 40 Executive Board Member