Do not punish BC Place workers for actions of Centerplate CEO

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The BCGEU is reminding the public that Centerplate workers at BC Place will pay a high price in the event of a boycott or the termination of the catering contract at the stadium.

Security video released this week showed Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague abusing a young dog in an elevator. Centreplate provides catering services at BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre.

“We share the public’s outrage at what we have seen in this video,” says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. “But the hardworking men and women at the stadium will be the ones punished if patrons boycott the Centreplate concessions at BC Place or if the catering contract is cancelled because of a public outcry.

“The SPCA has investigated the video and has forwarded evidence to the crown to determine if criminal charges are warranted,” says Smith. “The best way to deal with these allegations of animal abuse is to let the SPCA and the courts continue their work.”

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