Grant’s Law Sit In – April 14, 2018
On Saturday, April 14 at 8 pm, members of the BCFED Young Workers’ Committee are returning to Mac’s Convenience Store to raise awareness of the need for better protections for late night workers. Following the tragic death of Grant De Patie in a gas-and-dash incident in 2005, occupational health and safety regulations were strengthened to better protect late night retail workers. The new regulations were referred to as Grant’s Law. However, in April of 2012, the regulations were watered down due to pressure from companies like Mac’s.
This year, we have a new government and a chance to level the playing field for workers. It’s time for the Workers’ Compensation Board to reinstate Grant’s Law. Young workers will be “sitting in” at Mac’s on Commercial Drive at 10th from 8 pm to 6 am. They will collect petition signatures and talk to the public about the urgent need for better protections for workers.
Please encourage any young workers in your union to join the event. Also, if you are able to come down for a visit, it’s greatly appreciated by the committee members.
8 pm, Saturday, April 14th– 6 am, Sunday, April 15th
Mac’s Convenience Store, 2601 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1758623347492160/