COVID-19

Janitors
Speak
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It is now more clear than ever that SEIU members across the board are essential to providing services our society depends on.

Many SEIU members, including janitors, are on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic and play a critical role in stopping infections from spreading.

Read their stories. #ProtectALLWorkers

Slim Gedeon

People say that we are important but do they really treat us that way? We should be getting higher pay

Janitor, Ottawa
Read Slim's Story

Regilyn Malaguit

You’re nobody, you can get sick and be nothing. I’m still a wife, still a mother, still a daughter. With all that’s going on there’s still no respect.

Hotel Worker, Toronto
Read Regilyn's Story

Vilma Lopez

We should be given some recognition for taking this risk by at least increasing our wages

Janitor, Burnaby
Read Vilma's Story

Stanley Maranion

The government should give us more protections such as completely freezing the rent of our houses. With this crisis, if we are laid off, how are we going to pay our rent?

Janitor, Vancouver
Read Stanley's Story

Carlos Toledo

One is following the recommendations of the government but feels economically stressed. There is not enough help and it feels unjust

Janitor, Toronto
Read Carlos' Story

Cherish Lazo

If we are not there, who is going to help the residents? Who is going to sanitize and disinfect everything?

Janitor & Resident Care Assistant, Vancouver
Read Cherish's Story

Maria Aviles

I think we are putting ourselves at risk cleaning public areas. They should respect us more

Janitor, Toronto
Read Maria's Story

Join our call in demanding safe workplaces and dignified wages for frontline janitors!
#FromINVISIBLEtoESSENTIAL