Supporting our members during COVID-19

A message from UFCW 1518 Leadership

UFCW 1518 members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. They have been doing critical work to help flatten the curve on the pandemic and protect the public.

We have been in constant contact with members, employers, and the government to protect workers’ health and safety and ensure they receive the recognition they deserve for their heroic efforts. Here you will be able to find important information about the COVID-19 pandemic, how you can stay safe, and what you can do to help front-line grocery, pharmacy, food processing, and healthcare workers.

Check back here regularly for updates and resources related to COVID-19.


About COVID-19

Reliable COVID-19 information for the general public from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

Use the self-assessment tool to determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19

Applying for EI & federal benefits

If you're out of a job or in an unpaid leave due to COVID-19, you can apply for EI and other federal emergency benefits.

Filing a WorkSafeBC Claim

If you have contracted COVID-19 or have been put at risk of contagion at work, you can file a WorkSafeBC claim.

Childcare Resources

Still at work and have a child at home? Find out what support and resources are available to you.

Housing Supports

Housing supports are available if you are struggling to pay rent during COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out Plan

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and find out when you will receive your first and second dose.

Mental Health

There are many free and low-cost mental health supports available to workers during COVID-19.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 at work please don’t hesitate to get touch with us at 1.800.661.3708 or [email protected].

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