The National Executive Board has passed a motion to reimburse Locals for half the cost of providing N95 or equivalent masks for members to wear at work.
Following the recent conflicts between members who wish to provide their own N95 masks and their supervisors, CUPW has decided to be more proactive about face coverings. We must continue to do all we can to prevent spread of the Coronavirus-19 in our workplaces.
The motion carried by the NEB reads:
“That the NEB authorize spending under 9.37 of the CUPW National Constitution. For the purchase of approved N-95 or equivalent masks, to be distributed to members actively working. The NEB further authorizes that up to 50% of the locals spending will be reimbursed by CUPW National. Additional funding may be granted to those Locals that are able to demonstrate true financial hardship. Such appeals shall be made in writing to the respective national director.”