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 available.
After the government made their announcement, we began pushing for workers to have guaranteed paid time off to take vaccine appointments. In April, the government answered our call and created this paid time off program, making it easier for grocery workers to take the time they need to get their life-saving vaccine.
You can read our joint letter with Save-On-Foods here.