March 13 COVID-19 update

Dear members,

This is a brief update to assure you that the union is hearing your concerns and in discussion with the employer regarding COVID-19 response plans. We are actively talking through questions of compensation and health & safety. You will continue to receive updates from the employer via the HUB and VPL email, as well as from the union via CUPE or personal email.

Please feel free to send questions or concerns to – note that you may not receive a personal response simply due to the volume of emails. If you have a concern that requires immediate attention, please indicate that in the subject line.

Keep checking in with authoritative sources and continue with best practices as I know you all do. Make decisions that keep you and your colleagues safe and healthy – the union supports you in doing this. Reach out to us and to your supervisor if you need assistance.

In solidarity,