SEIU members joined the Day of Action this week calling for the BC government to implement 10 paid sick days for all workers in BC. Agnes Estimo, who works at Metrotown Mall spoke to the Burnaby Beacon about the importance of legislating 10 paid sick days for all workers in BC this January.
Burnaby, BC – Over 90 janitors at Metrotown shopping centre joined SEIU Local 2 this week. The janitors, who work for the national janitorial contractor Dexterra, have been successfully organizing over the past six months to win their union.
Vancouver, BC – Janitors at Coquitlam Centre are SEIU Local 2’s newest members in the Lower Mainland that will begin enjoying hard fought union benefits, including yearly wage increases, Employer paid health benefits and paid sick days.
May 28, 2021 - The janitors at Capilano Mall prepare to file their union application at the BC Labour Relations Board. On June 3, the workers voted 100% in favour of unionizing.
Vancouver, BC – Dexterra janitors at Capilano Mall voted unanimously in favour of joining SEIU Local 2. These workers will be joining thousands of other unionized janitors across British Columbia and Canada in the fight for improved working conditions.
GDI Integrated Facilities is a billion-dollar janitorial contractor. Despite overall profits increasing this year during a pandemic, GDI also received nearly 30 million dollars in taxpayer subsidies under the Canada emergency wage subsidy program (CEWS).
Despite overall profits increasing during the pandemic, GDI received nearly 30 million dollars in taxpayer subsidies this year. SEIU Local 2 member Annette Reyes, who works for GDI was laid off at the beginning of the pandemic and rehired ‘temporarily’ in September spoke to the CBC this week.