Municipalities and authorities like TransLink need urgent support from senior levels of government, including inclusion in the CEWS program, and an infusion of emergency funds to cover remaining deficits.
Recently the Greater Vancouver Food Bank implemented new documentation and registration requirements in order to access food and also closed food hub locations.
The VDLC stands in solidarity with the BC Ferry and Marine Workers' Union, which is challenging violations of their collective agreement by BC Ferries.
The VDLC Executive Board endorses the open letter "Call for Immediate Action to Use Emergency Powers to House All Unhoused BC Residents", which has been issued by the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.
The VDLC continues to support the implementation of safe supply in order to save lives and help address the public health crisis caused by poisoned illicit drugs.
The VDLC's YVR Joint Union Committee met on April 2 to discuss the response of affiliated unions to the COVID-19 pandemic.