TAKING IT TO THE STREETS has a whole new meaning in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver these days. Teams of dedicated health care professionals are out in the streets taking the COVID-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable in the city. The results are impressive.
ITS LIKE ROAD RAGE WITHOUT THE CARS. Retail workers are now targets of customer anger verging on rage. “We had the occasional mean and picky customer before Covid-19,” says Shannon Ferris, “but now it’s a million times worse.”
HEROES DON’T DESERVE A PAY CUT. But they got one anyway. All our big grocery chains recently clawed back the $2-an-hour “hero pay” they had given their workers in the early days of the corona pandemic.
IT’S THE LAST LIST ANYONE WANTS TO TOP. It’s a list of jobs ranked by the risk of getting the coronavirus, from the most risky to the least. The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) created the list as part of a campaign to promote COVID-19 awareness and caution among workers as they go back to work.