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Restarting the Economy: What food and beverage processing workers need to know

Food and beverage processing workers across Canada have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 1,400 confirmed COVID-19 cases thus far. Meat processing plants have been hit particularly hard, with a number of outbreaks occurring in Alberta and Quebec that have led to numerous deaths.

Restarting the Economy: What mines, metals and minerals workers need to know

While workers in mines, metals and minerals have seen relatively fewer COVID-19 cases than in some sectors, there have been notable instances of mining companies scaling back operations and suspending activities at remote sites to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.

2020 National Indigenous Peoples Day Shareable

2020 National Indigenous Peoples Day

Restarting the Economy: What Air Transportation Workers Need to Know

Restarting the Economy: What Air Transportation Workers Need to Know

Restarting the Economy: What road passenger transport and urban transit workers need to know

Across the country, road passenger transport and urban transit services have taken a significant hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restarting the Economy: What Retail workers need to know

In certain subsectors, such as food stores and pharmacies deemed essential, work never stopped. That is thanks to workers, many earning substandard wages, who bravely put personal health at risk to ensure uninterrupted access to essential goods. As a result, Canadian supermarket sales surged in March by more than 40% over the previous year. Retail pharmacies experienced notable revenue bumps too.

Restarting the Economy: What forestry workers need to know

The forestry sector faced a number of significant challenges before the COVID-19 crisis struck, including the ongoing softwood lumber dispute, sagging pulp prices, and damage caused by insect infestations. The economic collapse that followed the pandemic has stalled construction, and many forestry companies (especially small and mid-sized ones) are struggling with liquidity as demand for their products has fallen off.

Pandemic Pay for all Health Care Workers Shareable

Pandemic Pay for all Health Care Workers Shareable

What the Coronavirus (COVID-19) means for student transportation workers?

Student transportation drivers are directly impacted by public health decisions to close down schools. The COVID-19 crisis has already seen the temporary closure of schools in several jurisdictions across Canada.

What the Coronavirus (COVID-19) means for the transit and passenger rail workers?

Our transit and passenger rail members work in close contact with the public and are on the frontlines of this pandemic, ensuring people get safely to where they need to be.

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