April 17, 2020

CLAC Calls for Proper PPE for All Front-line Workers

Your personal safety is paramount as you work with our most vulnerable citizens

On April 15, 2020, we sent a letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, regarding the concerns for our members’ safety due to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Although the shortage of PPE supplies is nationwide, we hear your concerns and understand how important it is right now to ensure your personal safety as you care for some of our society’s most vulnerable people.

We have been adamant in our communication with all levels of government that CLAC’s Community Social Service members need have the same level of protection as provided to nurses and all other front-line health care workers. CLAC, as a member of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), is participating in ongoing discussions regarding health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working diligently on your behalf to advocate for your rights.

We will continue to update you as this unprecedented situation unfolds.