The Union has supplied Face Shields to our Screening Officers at Abbotsford Airport. We urge Screening Officers to wear them any time whenever the 2 Metre safe distancing cannot be accomplished.  It is extremely important that you disinfect them properly after each use.

Yesterday additional members received layoff notices effective April 30th, 2020.  That brings our total at YXX to 22.

In the layoff letter there was information on benefits that are nor correct.  This is what was communicated by G4S.


 Here is the correct information;


Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

The CERB supports Canadians by providing financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19.

It provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks.

Who can apply

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

·      You did not apply for, nor receive, CERB or EI benefits from Service Canada for the same eligibility period

·      You did not quit your job voluntarily

·      You reside in Canada

·      You are 15 years old or more when you apply

·      You earned a minimum of $5,000 (before taxes) income in the last 12 months or in 2019 from one or more of the following sources:

·      employment income

·      self-employment income

·      provincial or federal benefits related to maternity or paternity leave


·      You stopped or will stop working due to COVID-19, and:

·      You are applying for the first time

·      For at least 14 days in a row during the 4-week payment period, you do not expect to receive more than $1,000 (before taxes) from employment and self-employment income

·      You are re-applying for another period

·      You do not expect your situation to change during this 4-week period and you do not expect to receive more than $1,000 (before taxes) from employment and self-employment income


·      You received regular EI benefits for at least 1 week since December 29, 2019

·      You are no longer eligible for EI benefit


 Our deepest thanks to everyone that continues to work on the front lines Your courage is inspiring have meant a lot to all of us in a time that has had some pretty dark moments for all of us.  You are all in our thoughts and we thank you for your dedication, courage and continued support!!

Stay Safe!


The Officers of USW Local 2009


Al Bieksa:                    President

Georgi Bates:             Vice President

Scott McRitchie:         Financial Secretary

Mike Duhra:                Treasurer

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