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PRESS RELEASE: MARCH 30, 2020

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New resource details federal support for workers affected by COVID-19

With more and more workers facing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has launched a multi-billion-dollar aid package providing income support and benefits to workers impacted by the crisis, and a new resource from UFCW Canada helps workers and their families navigate and track this support.

Called the “Federal government’s COVID-19 response: Income supports for affected workers,” the new resource lists the financial supports and benefits that are being made available to Canadian workers and their families throughout the pandemic, with details on who qualifies and how you can apply, as well as links to government webpages for further details.

Going forward, the page will be updated as more details become available, and as additional supports are announced.

To view the new “COVID-19 Support” resource, and to learn more about the benefits and supports being provided to workers impacted by the pandemic, click here.

UFCW Canada is the country’s leading private sector union, representing more than 250,000 union members across Canada working in food retail and processing, transportation, health care, logistics, warehousing, agriculture, hospitality, manufacturing, and the security and professional sectors. UFCW is the country's most innovative organization dedicated to building fairness in workplaces and communities. UFCW Canada members are your neighbours who work at your local grocery stores, hotels, car rental agencies, nursing homes, restaurants, food processing plants, and thousands of other locations across the country.

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