A protest by laid-off hotel workers across the province is scheduled to take place on the grounds of the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Tuesday.
The demonstration, which is set to take place at noon on July 7, is being organized by UNITE HERE Local 40 – a union that represents hospitality workers in British Columbia.
According to organizers, the purpose of the protest is to call on the provincial government for action to step in and save the jobs of thousands of laid-off workers.
The group said that over 50,000 hotel workers have lost their jobs since March amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with hotels closing and tourism coming to a standstill.
Advocates are demanding the government guarantee “laid-off workers a legal right to return to work,” reads a statement from UNITE HERE Local 40.
According to the group, demonstrators plan on wearing masks and remaining physically distanced during Tuesday’s protest at the B.C. Legislature.