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Essential service workers to be matched with child care services
BREAKING NEWS: Today, the provincial government announced a new service to match essential workers, including grocery workers, industrial food processors, and home care workers with child care accommodations during the COVID-19 crisis. While the first available spots will go to health care workers, any remaining space will be available to other essential service workers. This announcement comes after UFCW 1518 members and hundreds of people from the community spoke ...read more 
Your Childcare Questions During COVID-19, Answered
The exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak have been creating many childcare difficulties for UFCW 1518 members. As March break comes to an end and as daycares close, some members may not be able to work, or may need to restrict their work hours to stay home with children. Here are some important facts and resources on how to manage childcare-related issues during this challenging time: I still need ...read more 
BC Government Creates Retailer Guidelines around COVID-19
The government of British Columbia has announced new guidelines for retailers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here is what the government is asking stores to do: enhance the premise’s sanitation plan and schedule, and ensure staff are practising proper hygiene. This includes frequent hand washing, only coughing or sneezing into an elbow, and avoiding touching one’s face; place hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% ethyl alcohol ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Calls on Government to Offer Equal Childcare Supports to all Front Line Workers
Grocery workers, Pharmacy Assistants and Technicians, Industrial Food Producers, and Home Care workers scrambling to find childcare United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1518 is calling on the Provincial Government to offer special childcare supports to their membership in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The BC Ministry of Education and the Ministry of State for Child Care announced earlier this month that essential workers fighting COVID-19 will receive childcare ...read more 
Guide: How to refuse unsafe work
It is your right to refuse unsafe work, but it is important to follow the proper steps to ensure the situation gets resolved correctly. Follow this simple guide to report and resolve unsafe work. Steps to refuse unsafe work Tell your supervisor immediately about the unsafe work, and explain why you believe it to be unsafe. Tell them that you are exercising your right to refuse unsafe work under ...read more