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B.C. hotel workers hold hunger strike in Victoria

BY , Aug 10, 2020 7:52 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Aug 10, 2020 7:54 PM

A group of hotel workers has launched a hunger strike to demand help for hospitality workers across BC.

The unionized protesters, members of Unite Here Local 40, have gathered on the steps of the legislature to highlight their request for provincial assistance.

They want the province to ensure 50,000 hotel workers laid off during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic will get their jobs back before BC considers assistance for the tourism sector.

Tourism operators are proposing a $680-million dollar bail out package but Unite Here says its members should be first in line for any aid.

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