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Staying safe during COVID-19: Best Practices for Cannabis Workers
As the COVID-19 crisis forces millions of Canadians to stay home to flatten the curve on the pandemic, many people are looking for ways to occupy their additional free time. For cannabis consumers, this can mean turning to their favourite strains to enhance their Netflix binging and make their canned food seem more interesting. At the same time, like other retail businesses, the cannabis industry has experienced increased demand ...read more 
Resources for people experiencing domestic abuse and violence during COVID-19
Isolation at home during COVID-19 has led to increases in rates of intimate partner violence and domestic violence against children. If you are experiencing abuse, know that you are not alone and that there is help available. If you are in immediate danger, or if you fear for your safety, call 9-1-1. Here are some resources for people experiencing violence and abuse. These services are free of charge: Battered ...read more 
UFCW 1518 statement on a COVID-19 outbreak at United Poultry Ltd.
Yesterday, we learned about an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at United Poultry Ltd. in Vancouver. The health authority was alerted to the possibility of COVID-19 cases at United after a worker tested positive over the weekend, and reported that there may be other workers at the plant who are sick. On Monday, Vancouver Coastal Health tested workers at United and closed the plant immediately. More than two dozen workers ...read more 
Cannabis: First unionized private dispensary workers achieve premium pay!
With the support of their union, budtenders at Clarity Cannabis have achieved hazard pay in recognition of their important work on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. UFCW 1518 became the first union to unionize private cannabis dispensary workers in Canada last February, when Clarity Cannabis workers joined the union. The recognition comes as a result of internal worker activism. Clarity Cannabis budtenders were quick to mobilize around ...read more 
GUIDE: Applying for the BC Temporary Rental Supplement
Applications for BC’s newly released temporary rental supplement are NOW OPEN! Renters who are experiencing a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply to receive $300 per month for eligible households with no dependents and $500 per month for eligible households with dependents. Do I qualify?The rental supplement is available on a per-household basis to those who meet ALL of the following criteria: receiving or eligible for ...read more