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COVID-19: Majority of Workers Feel Unsafe at Work, Reveals Survey
The majority of UFCW 1518 workers do not feel safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic and want to see mandatory mask mandates for all people entering grocery and retail stores in British Columbia. UFCW 1518 sent a survey out to members on Monday, November 9, that asked several questions about member health and safety and their experiences working through the pandemic. The survey found that 61% of nearly ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Asks for Clarity Around Mask-Wearing in Retail and Grocery Stores
Last week, UFCW 1518 sent a letter to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix asking for a mandatory mask order for anyone entering a grocery or retail store in British Columbia. On Friday, UFCW 1518 sent letters to health care employers across the province asking for anyone coming into contact with in-home care workers to be required to wear a mask if they are ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Calls on all Provincial Health Employers and Dr. Bonnie Henry to Mandate Mask-Wearing for In-Home Care
Today, on behalf of UFCW 1518 members in community health, social services, and home support, President Kim Novak sent a letter to all health care employers in British Columbia. The letter demands that employers take strong steps to protect workers by requiring clients, their family members, and everyone that comes in contact with these workers to wear a mask if they are medically able to do so. ‚ÄúThese front-line ...read more 
Bargaining Between Save-On-Foods and UFCW 1518 Reaches an Impasse
After 23 bargaining sessions, hundreds of hours of negotiations, and being on the verge of an agreement that would have significantly improved the industry standard while providing the employer more opportunities to grow, Save-On-Foods has withdrawn from their last bargaining proposal with UFCW 1518. UFCW 1518 and Save-On-Foods nearly came to an agreement that would have: Considerably increased wages for thousands of the lowest wage workers. Paid the highest ...read more 
UFCW 1518 Calls on Dr. Bonnie Henry to Mandate Mask-Wearing in Grocery and Retail Stores
With COVID-19 cases continuing to climb to alarming levels, UFCW 1518 is taking action to protect grocery and retail workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Grocery and retail workers are bearing an unfair burden as they interact with high volumes of people in stores. Many retailers require employees to wear masks at work. Customers, however, are often not required to wear masks while they shop, increasing the ...read more 
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