Toronto, ON-“Hundreds of UNITE HERE members, staff as well as hotel workers and supporters will be turning out for the International Women’s Day march in Toronto on Saturday, March 11. Attendance at the march will be a symbol of current labor struggles and women’s movements. UNITE HERE members have been meeting with Toronto feminist groups to strategize for the upcoming negotiations between the union and 23 Toronto hotels.
“What this struggle is about is transforming our society so that service workers can have a decent standard of living,” said Judy Rebick, CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University to the website www.rabble.ca.
As in other North American cities, the majority of Toronto’s housekeepers are immigrant women who must support their families on low wages and have little job security. For a complete article, please click here. For more information about the Hotel Workers Rising campaign, visit www.hotelworkersrising.org.