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VDLC Endorses Open Letter to Minister of Labour

The VDLC endorses the Open Letter to BC Minister of Labour Harry Bains re: COVID-19 Action Plan, sent on April 3. The letter calls for action to provide paid sick leave to all workers. 

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Federal Approval of Safe Supply

The VDLC applauds the Federal Government's approval of safe supply for the City of Vancouver. Thank you to all who campaigned for this important, life-saving reform and to Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Council for their work on this issue. 

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Letter to Government re: Frontline Workers

The following letter was sent on April 2 as part of our ongoing advocacy for working people during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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DTES JUC Continues to Advocate for Workers and Community

As noted in our March 24th open letter to Premier John Horgan and Mayor Kennedy Stewart, the VDLC recently began convening a Joint Union Committee composed of unions representing Community Health and Community Social Service workers in the Downtown Eastside. 

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Protect Front-Line Workers

While the public is called upon to stay home in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, thousands of front-line workers continue to be required to report for work in order that the rest of us may have access to medical care, prescriptions, food, and other essential needs.

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New Tenant Protections Welcome, But More Action Still Needed

The VDLC Executive Board welcomes the announcements made on March 25th by the Provincial Government. These announcements included a freeze on rent increases, additional restrictions on landlord access to suites and, perhaps most significantly, a moratorium on evictions.

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