UNITE HERE once again joined the IUF for their annual Global Week of Action for Hotel Housekeepers from October 31 to November 6. Unions from 34 countries and 50 cities participated in solidarity actions to demand safer working conditions and respect for workers in the world’s hotel industry.
From UNITE HERE, eleven locals coordinated protests, delegations and social media campaigns focused on issues that our members face across the hotel industry, every day, including: sexual harassment, pain and injury from inhumane workloads and deceptive “green programs” that cut costs for hotels but put more burdens on housekeepers. And with this year’s week of action taking place just before the U.S. elections, several locals used the opportunity to draw global attention to political campaigns.
Here are the highlights from the 2016 #FairHousekeeping Global Week of Action: