“You can contract out the cleaning, but you cannot contract out the responsibility” janitors say

"Aujourd’hui, Slim Gedeon élève sa voix comme membre de la campagne nationale "De l’invisible à l’essentiel", exigeant, entre autres, une augmentation salariale de 2 $ par heure pour les concierges à travers le pays. Ces derniers, explique-t-il, sont eux aussi essentiels et "préparent le terrain" de la première ligne, en nettoyant et en désinfectant les aires de travail ou les résidences de tous."

“The pandemic really exposes the gaps in how essential work pre-COVID-19 is seen as invisible, but now the pandemic uncovers what’s underneath and what’s really holding the Canadian economy together."

"Invisible but essential, underpaid and overworked, they’re standing between you and COVID-19. And risking their lives."

Unionized Janitors’ Jobs now Protected When Contracts Change
Cleaners who work for Alpine Building Maintenance (also known as Cleanmax) were able to keep their jobs and union in the most recent contract change.

Cleaners in Vancouver’s downtown Cadillac Fairview Properties are the first group of SEIU members to benefit from new successorship legislation