Update March 30, 2020

5050 MEMBERS
 
I HOPE THIS UPDATE FINDS EVERYONE WELL.
 
THESE ARE TRYING TIMES FOR US ALL, EVERYONE IS WORKING TOGETHER TO GET THROUGH THIS.
 
I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE THAT LAST WEEK AND THIS WEEK HAS BEEN ” A PAID WORK FROM HOME” THIS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MAY 1ST AS I ALREADY INFORMED YOU.
 
HAVING SAID THAT ANY CLASSIFICATION CAN BE CALLED IN TO WORK DURING THIS TIME.
 
CUPE, THE EMPLOYER, NATIONAL REPS AND THE EDUCATION COORDINATOR ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER COLLECTIVELY TO GET EVERYONE THROUGH THIS SAFELY.
 
RIGHT NOW THERE IS A POSITIVE CASE IN OUR AREA. WE DO NOT KNOW WHO IT IS NOR DO WE NEED TO.
 
AS A PRECAUTION THE EMPLOYER IS HAVING 3 OF OUR SITES SANITIZED.
 
SOME CLEANERS AND CUSTODIANS HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO THESE SITES TO DO THE WORK.
 
REST ASSURED ALL PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN. THE EMPLOYER IS MAKING SURE THAT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IS SUPPLIED AND ALL RISK ASSESSMENTS ARE DONE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE GUIDELINES SET OUT BY PUBLIC HEALTH AND KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE UNION AND THE GOVERNMENT.
 
AS THIS THING EVOLVES THERE WILL BE MORE OF THIS HAPPENING. MORE BUILDINGS TO BE CLEANED AND MORE WORK TO BE DONE.
 
THE GOAL HERE IS TO MAKE OUR MEMBERS AWARE OF THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH FACTUAL INFORMATION.
 
I KNOW THERE ARE LOTS OF QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS AND WE WILL TRY TO ANSWER THEM AS THEY COME.
 
MYSELF AND YOUR EXECUTIVE ARE AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT TO REACH OUT TO ANY OF US WITH CONCERNS OR MAYBE JUST A FRIENDLY VOICE TO CALM THE WATERS.
 
THE THING TO REMEMBER IS NO ONE WILL BE IN HARMS WAY IN OUR BUILDINGS AND THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED BY EVERYONE WORKING TOGETHER AND FOLLOWING THE RULES.
 
YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE WE ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER FOR A SAFE OUTCOME TO THIS SITUATION.
 
BE SAFE, FOLLOW THE RULES.
 
DENISE