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Grocery Workers in Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, and Vancouver Island Health to Receive Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Amazing news: grocery workers in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions 18 years of age and older are now eligible for early COVID-19 vaccination. UPDATE: grocery workers in the Vancouver Island Health region 18 years of age and older are now eligible for early vaccination. Grocery workers in these health regions, which span the Lower Mainland to Hope and parts of the central coast, will receive special ...read more 
Great news for Grocery Workers: Early Vaccination Clinics Begin in Vancouver Coastal Health. Other Regions to Follow.
Today, Vancouver Coastal Health started targeting early COVID-19 vaccination clinics for grocery workers at select stores. The announcement comes after months of advocacy from UFCW 1518. In January, the union called on the BC government to vaccinate grocery and retail workers early as vaccine doses became more available. The union has also called on the government to guarantee paid leave for workers to receive vaccines, so no worker needs to ...read more 
UFCW 1518 and Save-On-Foods Call on Government to Prioritize Vaccines for Front-Line Workers
Today, in partnership with Save-On-Foods, UFCW 1518 sent a letter to BC Health Minister Adrian Dix asking him to fulfil his early vaccine commitment to grocery workers. Since January, UFCW 1518 has been calling on the government to ensure that grocery workers get early access to COVID-19 vaccines. Shortly after we launched this advocacy campaign, the government announced that grocery workers would be granted early vaccine access as extra doses became ...read more 
Paid Time Off for Vaccination Appointments
The Province of British Columbia announced that it is mandating paid time off for all workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations. Workers will be able to take a 3-hour paid leave to attend vaccination appointments. This paid leave applies to all doses of the vaccine, not just the first. UFCW 1518 has been calling on the government to create paid leave for vaccines for several weeks. After granting workers job-protected ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Calls for Gig and App-based Delivery Drivers to Have Free Short-term Parking
UFCW 1518 is calling on BC municipalities to grant free short-term parking to app-based delivery drivers while they work. The request is made in partnership with drivers for Uber Eats, DoorDash, and other platforms who make a living bringing food and other supplies to people during COVID-19. These workers have told UFCW 1518 that they face significant challenges finding free parking when making deliveries. These drivers’ pay depends on ...read more