COVID-19 Member Update for May 5, 2020

Good Morning Everyone,

With new directives coming from the Ministry as well as new modeling coming from our Health Officer it would appear that there is definitely going to be some movement on opening up various sectors of the workforce in our province. It is your Union’s goal to provide the membership with as much information as possible to make informed decisions that best meet the needs of yourselves and your families. B.C.’s Premier is scheduled to make an announcement tomorrow pertaining to the easing of restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While your Union encourages members to stay connected to information that is being released on BC’s Centre for Disease Control website regarding COVID-19 it is important to take note that there is still much that the Scientist and those that study infectious diseases, Virologist’s, and their transmission, Epidemiologist’s, don’t know about the coronavirus. Therefore, we feel it is important that as a public employee you are vigilant in adhering to any and all safety measures at your disposal to protect yourselves from contracting the virus, as well as inadvertently or unknowingly transmitting it while in the workplace.

With the support of our parent Union, CUPE National, and our affiliates like CUPE BC and the Canadian Labour Congress, we have received excellent guidance and access to resources to help support us as we navigate these precarious times. Please don’t lose sight of the fact that we are all “In This Together”, with our shared interest right now being COVID-19. How we can provide guidance and support to our members and work with our Employer on outcomes that are fair and equitable for all members of CUPE 411 is your Union’s primary objective.

In Solidarity,

CUPE 411 Executive