COVID-19 Media

Below is a collection of UFCW 832's media during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 

June 3 - Pallister announces one-time bonus payment for low-wage front-line workers

June 2 - Long list of front-line workers to receive top-up cheques in Manitoba

May 28 - Temporary wage increase for grocery store workers should be permanent, say unions

May 27 - Loblaw extends temporary pay increase to June 13, workers say it's not long enough

May 17 - Security guard at Brandon Maple Leaf Foods plant tests positive for COVID-19

May 17 - Security guard at Brandon meat plant tests positive for COVID-19

May 16 - Maple Leaf contractor tests positive for COVID-19

May 16 - Bonus question: Which workers should get a share of Manitoba's $120M 'risk payment' fund?

May 13 - Front-line Manitoba COVID-19 workers to get one-time 'risk payment'

May 13 - Labour, business will have say in $120-M wage top-up for essential workers: premier

May 7 - Physical distancing a challenge in the tight confines of commercial kitchens, workers say

May 1 - 'This is a serious virus': How employees are feeling as Manitoba prepares to ease COVID-19 restrictions

April 29 - Eager employees anticipate their return to work, but how safe will it be?

April 29 - Manitobans most vulnerable to severe COVID-19 outcomes wary about returning to work

April 28 - Manitoba Workers Are Worried About Outbreaks at Big Meat Processing Plants

April 27 - Patience, respect crucial during stressful times

April 25 - Changing the way we shop

April 24 - 'Worst scenario I've seen in decades' for Manitoba producers as demand disappears: Pork Council GM

April 22 - Union calls on Loblaw to cancel 'no tax' event due to crowd concerns

April 22 - ‘Reckless and Irresponsible’: Union Calls on Superstore to Cancel ‘No-Tax’ Event

April 20 - Advocate says it's time for food and grocery workers to be treated like heroes

April 18 - Post-pandemic, advocates hope to see 'new appreciation,' support for gig and low-wage workers

April 14 - S. Dakota pork plant hit; area producers take precautions

April 11 - Union confirms McCain layoffs in Carberry

April 9 - Retail workers' union calls for standardized social distancing (Scroll to the bottom)

April 8 - Customers adjusting as grocery stores beef up measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

April 6 - Shoppers say physical distancing left up to them at busy grocery stores

April 6 - Manitoba grocery store workers experiencing mix of negative and thoughtful customer behaviour amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 4 - Grocery customers follow guidelines

April 3 - Union calls on customers to stop 'bullying' grocery store workers

March 27 - 'Please pay attention': unions issue public plea to protect front-line workers

March 25 - Higher pay for grocery employees deserved but doesn’t go far enough, says union president

March 24 - UFCW members gain wage premiums, more safety protections at Olymel, Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods

March 24 - Grocery stores stepping up safety measures, including protective screens, amidst COVID-19 pandemic

March 19 - Declare grocery store staff essential, provide access to protective gear, Manitoba union says

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