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Mental Health Supports on their way for Front Line Workers
Premier John Horgan and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy announced today that the province is adding $5 million to expand existing mental health programs and launch new services to support front-line workers who have experienced adverse mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. “Access to counselling should not depend on the size of your bank account,” said Minister Darcy. The new measures will ensure that all British ...read more 
RESOURCE: Your mental health during COVID-19
News and information about the spread of COVID-19 around the world are coming at us quickly. It can be hard to keep up and if you are keeping up on the latest, it can be even harder to remain calm given all that is going on. If you’re working on the front lines or out of a job due to COVID-19, feelings of anxiety, stress or depression may be ...read more 
Top 10 things grocery workers want you to do right now
Grocery workers have emerged as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve transformed into front-line workers almost overnight, bravely showing up to keep the country fed and get them needed supplies. But in this pandemic, simply going in to work comes with a risk for grocery workers, and they want Canadians to help keep them safe. Before you head out on your next trip to the grocery store, remember these ...read more 
UFCW 1518 and BCGEU call on BC Government to raise Community Health home support workers’ wages and protect their health and safety
Today, UFCW 1518 and the BC Government and Service Employee’s Union (BCGEU) called on the government to raise Community Health home care workers’ wages in light of the work they are doing to flatten the curve on the COVID-19 pandemic. The two unions came together demand better for their members as the COVID-19 crisis continues to present tremendous challenges to their work. In March, the Health Employers’ Association of ...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