The Manitoba government’s phased-in, conditional relaxing of public health restrictions means the MGEU is once again making some adjustments to the ways the union serves its members.
Toronto – May 6, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, UFCW Canada has released a new health and safety resource for workers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as well as those who believe they may have contracted the virus while performing work duties.
“The safety of front-line workers and the safety of our communities should be our top priority,” stated Thomas. “Ignoring expert medical advice by expanding hours ahead of the long weekend increases the risk of community spread, for what reason?" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
NUPGE joins CUPW in calling on Foodora and the federal government to ensure that workers and food couriers be protected.
Ottawa – May 5, 2020 – UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema appeared on Global TV’s The West Block this past Sunday to discuss the recent outbreaks of COVID-19 at two Alberta meat-packing plants represented by UFCW, and to talk about the measures that our union is calling for to better protect the health and safety of workers at the plants.
Vancouver – May 4, 2020 – A new Angus Reid survey on Canadian attitudes and behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic finds that the coronavirus has dramatically changed grocery shopping habits in Canada, with families saying they are buying more food and spending more on groceries than is normally the case.
The assertion that workers are lazy or don’t want to do their jobs flies directly in the face of the tremendous work we’ve seen done during this pandemic.
Hamilton, Ont. – May 2, 2020 – Julian Filippi is one of eighteen winners of the UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship.