Ilikai Hotel workers walk off job amid contract dispute

Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM HST
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WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Workers at the Ilikai Hotel walked off the job Thursday following a contract dispute.

The Unite Here Local 5 union, which represents 10,000 Hawaii workers, says Aqua-Aston Hospitality is refusing to settle a "fair union contract."

Workers want better wages and fair workloads, calling the current conditions "unbearable."

"We're here to fight for our rights and get up to par so we can live our lives for our children, our families," said Richelle Rodero-Miyasato, who works at the front desk of the Ilikai and has been with the hotel for nearly 15 years.

Local 5 says it has been without a contract for two years.

Hawaii News Now has reached out to property manager Aqua-Aston, but has not received a response yet.

Workers are expected to remain off the job throughout the day.

This story will be updated.

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