Out-of-work hotel workers say taxpayer money should help them and not big banks

In this fall's fiscal update, the federal Liberals offer assistance to the hard-hit hotel and hospitality industry, but workers fear that help will go to wealthy financial institutions, not them.

That's what UNITE HERE!, the union that represents 18,000 of those workers, says in a new report entitled Demystifying Canadian Hospitality Bailouts: Who Benefits, Banks or Working People?

Federal aid for the industry is supposed to come through a new highly affected sectors credit availability program (HASCAP). The question the union and the 300,000 hotel and hospitality workers ask is: Will that aid help workers keep their jobs or get their lost jobs back? 


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