In the past few weeks we have seen virtually all of the major employers we deal with ending the pandemic premium paid to members working on the front lines in processing and retail food stores, helping keep the people of BC and Canada fed, during the COVID-19 crisis. When the Employers first introduced the premium, they were clear that it was a temporary measure but that certainly does not eliminate the frustration of seeing it taken away.
We are still in the middle of a pandemic. The fear and anxiety of working in these uncertain times is still there. The focus of this Union has been to work with our Employers to help protect and maintain Canada’s food supply throughout the coronavirus pandemic but with a focus on our members safety. If the Employers do not think you are Hero’s anymore, WE CERTAINLY DO!! Across Canada, UFCW local Unions and our National Office have been lobbying employers to recognize our members that continue to go above and beyond.
But we need your help too…
Let them hear your voice.
Show your support for workers and the continuation of pandemic pay.
Please take a minute to add your name to the petition and tell Canadian employers that Pandemic Pay should continue for the people keeping Canadians fed, healthy, and cared for in these unprecedented times. Once you are done, forward a link to this page to five friends and ask them for their support as well.