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Benefits Update as We Transition Back to Work!

For information about options for additional drug benefit resources, click this link. Do you need help understanding how your benefits work? Do you have specific questions regarding your benefits?  For example: “How many hours do I have banked?”   Soben Management, the administrator for your benefits plan, is available to handle specific questions about your benefits. […]

Newsletter – April 2021

Check out our April 2021 Newsletter for important Local 75 and HTA75 updates!  Read about how our members are learning new skills with HTA75, our benefit and recall victories, organizing efforts and so much more!

Big News for EI and CERB!

On Thursday August 21, 2020 the federal government announced major changes to employment insurance, starting with a 4-week extension to the CERB program.  For most laid-off Local 75 members, that means CERB payments will continue until late September!    Once CERB ends, workers will be transitioned onto regular EI – except with some major improvements to EI […]

Apply for the Local 75 Hardship Grant!

Applications are open! Local 75 is assisting hospitality workers who have encountered financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing one time grants of up to $500! Your application will be reviewed by the Hardship Fund Committee, which consists of rank-and-file members from five different Local 75 properties. Applications are now closed.

UNITE HERE in The Hill Times

Local 75 President Guled Warsame and Local 40 President Zailda Chan spoke out about the plight of hospitality workers in The Hill Times demanding that the government put workers front and centre in the Federal Relief efforts for Aviation and Hospitality sectors.  “Desperate to stay afloat, hospitality and airline industries and aviation authorities are asking for […]

Canada Emergency Response Benefit Portal is Now Online

As of this morning (Monday April 6, 2020), the reporting portal for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is now live. If you qualify for EI but have not yet applied, you must go through the CERB portal. Your application will be processed there, where it will be determined whether you qualify for EI or […]

UNITE HERE! Canada Responds to COVID-19 Crisis

Yesterday, UNITE HERE Leadership from across Canada held a press conference to discuss with major news organizations the unprecedented economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on workers nationwide in a recorded tele-press conference. For coverage, see below CTV News Toronto: Nearly 90 per cent of hospitality workers will lose jobs because of COVID-19 pandemic, union predicts […]