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Understanding The New WorkSafe Regulations for Retail and Health Care Workers
Phase 2 of the fight against COVID-19 began on Tuesday, May 19 with some businesses and health care services being allowed to reopen to the public. Whether you are back at work, waiting to go back, or if you have been at a worksite that has remained open, WorkSafeBC has created new regulations and guidelines that retailers and health care professionals must follow going forward. To help you understand ...read more 
Save-On-Foods to Rescind the Pandemic Premium. UFCW 1518 Takes Action.
UFCW 1518 received news on Friday that Save-On-Foods has decided to end its Pandemic Premium effective Saturday, May 30. We are shocked and disappointed by this announcement and our union is ready to take immediate action to stand up for our members in the face of this troubling development. On March 20, 2020, when the Pandemic Premium was first announced, UFCW 1518 commended Save-On-Foods for taking the important step ...read more 
Community Health Home Support and Social Services Workers to Receive Pay Boost
After weeks of campaigning for higher pay for home support workers, joint letters to government with the BC Government and Service Employees Union, and nearly 6,000 signatures of support for the work these health care workers do, we are pleased to share that the provincial government has announced a pay boost for Community Health Home Support and Community Social Services workers. Finance Minister Carole James announced today that these ...read more 
Win for Workers: WorkSafe BC to Include Presumptive Coverage for Workers who Test Positive for COVID-19
WorkSafe BC has agreed to add presumptive coverage for some workers, meaning they will be able to get worker’s compensation if they tested positive for COVID-19 without having to prove their condition was caused by their work. Before this change, workers who tested positive for COVID-19 needed to prove that they were infected at work to receive WorkSafe compensation. While WorkSafe has not yet decided which industries will be ...read more 
COVID-19: BC Government unveils reopening plan
Today, Premier John Horgan unveiled “BC’s Restart Plan,” a pathway detailing how some guidelines will be gradually relaxed to allow for a “new normal” amidst COVID-19 in the province. The next phase of British Columbia’s pandemic response will allow residents to host a small group of friends for dinner, access some in-person services and have a variety of businesses to begin reopening as early as mid-May. As of next ...read more