Media Advisory - Unifor available for comment on BC Liberals' hospitality sector donor data

VANCOUVER, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor says there is an unsavoury link between donations to the BC Liberals and the province's paltry minimum wage and lower liquor server wage.

In an op ed published in the Georgia Strait, Unifor has released data about the massive donations from BC's hospitality sector to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals.

"The BC Liberals are bought and paid for by the hospitality sector, and hard-working servers pay the price with low wages," said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor's BC Area Director. "Hospitality wages in BC are artificially low because that's exactly what restaurant chain owners want."

Unifor represents more than 4,000 workers in BC's hospitality sector, from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to KFC.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.

SOURCE Unifor

For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell)


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