Resources for workers during COVID-19

March 20, 2020 | Statement

It is an overwhelming time. To help workers focus on the public health situation, the BCFED will be updating this post with resources and links to understand your rights, and get the information and supports you need.

Provincial Government

BC Emergency Program Act

Provincial Supports

Know Your Rights at Work

If you are working, your employer is required to provide you with a safe work environment. Here is some information about workplace health and safety rules as they apply to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Health Information

For more general information about the COVID-19 outbreak, the government's response, and guidelines for guarding your own health, access one of the resources below, or call the dedicated government hotline.

Employment Insurance, Sick Pay, and Other Benefits

We know that with social distancing and widespread closing of organizations and businesses, thousands of workers are seeing their income vanish. There are some resources available to help you make ends meet.

Other Federal Supports

Labour Advocacy

Unions are mobilizing to advocate on behalf of their members, and all workers. We will continue to update this with the latest activities of our affiliates.