COVID-19: Advocacy

Support retail workers:
Pandemic pay & mandatory masks

Protect & support retail workers.

The majority of UFCW 1518 workers do not feel safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic and want to see mandatory mask mandates for all people entering grocery and retail stores in British Columbia.

92% of polled workers want to receive pandemic pay while they work in retail and grocery stores during this crisis.

With COVID-19 cases soaring to hundreds per day during British Columbia, grocery and retail workers need better recognition and protection.

UFCW 1518 is asking all retail and grocery employers to reinstate pandemic pay and require everyone entering stores to wear a mask.

82% of UFCW 1518 members interact with customers that are not wearing face masks every day they are at work. The same percentage of workers come within two metres of customers every day. Most major retailers require workers to wear masks 100% of the time they are at work.

It’s not okay to put retail and grocery workers at risk. It’s not okay to take their health and safety less seriously than the health and safety of customers.

Sign the petition to send a message to grocery and retail employers: reinstate pandemic pay for these workers immediately and require everyone entering the store to wear a mask!