A labour dispute at some of the city's most-luxurious hotels has dragged on for over four months now.
Since June 2010, roughly 1,400 employees of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, and Westin Bayshore have been negotiating with their employers for a new labour contract.
According to Michelle Travis, an organizer for UNITE HERE Local 40, one of the issues central to negotiations is excessive work loads.
On Thursday, November 18, Mable Elmore, NDP MLA for Vancouver-Kensington, and Ellen Woodsworth, COPE councillor for the City of Vancouver, joined a demonstration by housekeeping staff outside the Hyatt. UNITE HERE Local 40 subsequently released the following video.