Janitors could be called unsung heroes during this #pandemic, but are they being appreciated and supported?

660 NEWS Edmonton Janitors are being thrust into the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic and now a union representing 10,000 workers in Canada is calling for more protections.

Janitors launch campaign demanding better pay and work conditions during COVID

Use of Non-Medical Masks at the Workplace During COVID-19
Coronavirus COVID-19 or 2019-ncov disease prevention infographics showing symptoms and protection tips. Novel coronavirus alert with infected persons. Set of isolated vector icons in flat style.

Occupational Health and Safety legislation in all Canadian jurisdictions requires employer to take all reasonably practical steps to ensure the health and safety of workers.

Janitors at the ICON towers in downtown Toronto will keep their health benefits and sick days after four months of tough negotiations.

Janitors set major legal precedent over successorship
Over 20 janitors at risk of losing their jobs Monday will now be retained by the successor contractor, Bee-Clean Building Maintenance, after winning a crucial decision at the BC Labour Relations Board on Saturday

Janitors at risk of losing their jobs win a crucial decision at the BC Labour Relations Board, retaining their jobs with the successor contractor.

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

Justice for Janitors Movement Wins Big in Toronto
Justice for Janitors Bargaining Committee in the GTA face bosses and hold strong during negotiations, March 20, 2019.

Thousands of workers in the janitorial industry made a historic breakthrough by winning a pension plan in Toronto.

BC Hydro Janitors fight back contract flip … and win!
BC Hydro cleaners had the support of BC Federation of Labour, represnting over 500,000 workers in BC. Workers stand with President of BC Federation of Labour Laird Cronk and Secretary-Treasurer Sussanne Skidmore.

Janitors at BC Hydro are celebrating a huge win after averting a contract flip that could have cost them their jobs and union.

Dignity & Respect for Workers Cleaning BC Hydro Buildings!
Janitors from the BC Hydro site in downtown Vancouver.

50 contracted cleaners risk losing everything they gained as well as their jobs. With a union, they have a means to fight back.