Hotel workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa in Hawaii have voted to authorise a strike vote.

A total of 890 workers voted in favour of the strike, while 51 workers voted against it.

The hotel workers union, Local 5, is negotiating contracts for over 6,000 Hawaiian workers, as most of them are working without contracts as they expired on 30 June.

There have been six negotiation sessions with the hotel management, which, until now, had been futile as disagreements over staff cuts, reduced hours, pension and medical care cuts persisted.

The union can now ask its members to go on strike after giving a shift’s notice to the hotel, according to