Brother’s and Sister’s,

There are many questions regarding what the company is doing in regards to the COVID Pandemic and keeping our members safe. The company is trying to follow the guidelines set out by the Government which seem to be changing daily. This a very trying time for all of us and must remain calm. Panic and Rumors will not help the situation. This is the time to look out for one and other and we should all be following the below guidelines,

  • Employees should notify the company and stay home if they are sick.
  • Anyone identified to have had close contact of someone with Covid-19 shall go into mandatory self isolation for 14 days fro date of being exposed.
  • In cases of fever (100.4° F / 37.8° C or greater using an oral thermometer), do not come to work until you are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING, Keep 6 ft apart
  • Self- disclose to the company if you are feeling any symptoms.

We want to make sure the company is providing a Safe and Healthy work environment for all. If you feel that is not being accomplished, talk to your supervisor/manager. Give them the opportunity to address the situation properly first. If you are not satisfied or hit a road block with them, every employee has the Right to Refuse[ article 14.05]. This has to be done by the individual. There is a process that must be followed which could include bringing in the Provincial OH&S Officer.

With the company expected to crew up in areas in the next few weeks the plan is to meet with the company to try and alleviate the issue of the change room. For the time being try and maintain that 6 feet of distance for everyone’s safety. This is an unprecedented time we are in right now. The Cyber Attack and Global Pandemic have put stress and strain on everyone. Take this opportunity to help each other and look out for each other.

In Solidarity.