Important Notices

COVID-19 Members Update MARCH30

COVID-19 Update   March 30 th , 2020 To: USW Local 2009 members If you were laid off or lost income because of COVID-19, you may be eligible to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits, EI regular benefits, and EI compassionate care and caregiving benefits. Canada Emergency Response Benefit On March 25, 2020, the Federal Government announced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which will provide...

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Amendments to the B.C. Employment Standards Act and the Provincial Response to COVID-19 March 24 th , 2020 To: USW Local 2009 members The emergency amendments to the B.C. Employment Standards Act have resulted in two new protected leaves of absences for employees: the COVID-19-Related Leave and the Illness or Injury Leave. COVID-19-Related Leave As promised by the B.C. Government late last week, the Legislature has now enacted an unpaid leave called...

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COVID-19 Concern Update

COVID-19 Concern Update March 17 th , 2020 To: USW Local 2009 members   We have been receiving a great deal of emails and calls from our members with concerns and questions about individual employer actions and our support with respect to the spread of COVID-19. No question, this is an incredibly stressful time for all of us. As a team, the Officers and Staff at USW Local 2009, are trying to respond personally to all inquiries and are seeking clarity from your employer...

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