Hotel labour strike update

Shared on the UNITE HERE Local 40 website, hotel workers on strike at the Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore, and Pinnacle Harbourfront voted to ratify a new contract. See the press release. Almost two hundred hotel workers remain on strike at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Winter School 2020

Are you interested in Winter School 2020 course? If so, please review the course schedule (click on the photo) and advise Taleen Tchakedjian as soon as possible, as registration is OPEN and many courses are popular and fill up early. Winter School is a labour training program that offers week-long courses on a variety of topics from January 12 to February 14, 2020. Examples of courses include ILWU Leadership, Health & Safety, Collective Bargaining and Steward Training. Local 517 will send interested participants on a first come, first served basis. Preference is also given to those members who have not had the opportunity to attend before. Other important info: the local will cover the cos

AGM: November 6, 2019

Local 517's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held: On Wednesday, November 6th 2019 at 5:15 PM At the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver) In addition to covering the regular agenda items listed below, it is at the AGM where any newly elected officers will be sworn in to their respective positions, and Standing Committees will be struck for the coming year. If you are willing to accept a nomination but unable to attend the AGM, please complete the proxy form below, and return to Jennifer Tyler, Even-year Trustee, by October 31, 2019. Per our By-Laws, the business of the Local shall be managed by the Executive subject to the approval of the active membership, governed by

Call for boycott on four Vancouver hotels

Shared on the ILWU Canada website, the BC Federation of Labour is calling for a boycott on four Vancouver hotels. Read the news release here. Meanwhile, in the post about the boycott on the BCGEU website, the BCGEU has announced a $3-million interest-free loan to support striking hotel workers. See the full story here.

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ILWU Local 517 (C.L.C.)

PO Box 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA

V6C 3T7