On March 26th, Emergency Management BC in consultation with other government ministries and the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) released a list of Essential Services in BC. As well, the Public Safety and Solicitor General in consultation with the PHO defined the list of non-health essential service providers in BC during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These guidelines are established by Provincial Government Ministries and directed to Municipalities, individual Employers and Unions as mandated.
Please remember that it is everyone’s responsibility to enforce Social Distancing to those not adhering, that includes Management. We should all be working together to get through this as best as we possibly can. For further questions regarding refusal to unsafe work, please visit www.cupe374.ca for the bulletin released last week with the guidelines.
The Union has summarized the information into the 2 categories in this April 2nd Fact Sheet that affects our members within Local 374.
Stay positive, safe and healthy!
President, CUPE Local 374