Thursday, February 22, 2007

UNISON, Hilton Hotels and anti-Cuban discrimination

At yesterday’s meeting of the UNISON National Executive Council, the General Secretary raised the question of Hilton Hotels refusing to provide accommodation to Cubans (as a result of the impact of US laws on a boycott of Cuba).

The NEC agreed that UNISON will make no new bookings at Hilton Hotels, will seek a meeting with the company to express concern, and will be prepared to assist financially with any UK legal challenge should Cuban guests be turned away from a Hilton Hotel (as they may at our Conference in June since the NEC will be staying at the Hilton Metropole on the seafront!)

This was a good example of UNISON at its best.

No comments: