YVR strike/lockout ends in agreement

Three hundred members of UNITE-HERE Local 40 have reached agreement with YVR contractor HMS Host, ending a strike/lockout that began last week.

The agreement means they will be on the job when almost 40,000 visitors try to leave town after the Closing Ceremonies. Both sides expressed satisfaction with the settlement, which reduces the threat that union members won’t be able to access new jobs at YVR concessions when some existing restaurants close.