Grain Millers management reached out to GSU last week in connection with plans to conduct start of
shift wellness checks for all employees and contractors. The wellness checks are intended to ensure that people reporting for work are not symptomatic and potentially spreading the Covid-19 virus.
After considerable discussion and compromise, the Company and GSU agreed on a wellness check process that ensures employees' privacy and their well-being were being protected. Occupational health and safety is vital to all workers and when processes are adopted to address extraordinary events, like a pandemic, an appropriate balance must be reached.
The wellness checks at Grain Millers will soon kick into gear and will be closely monitored by the executive committee of GSU Local 4, the OH&S committee and GSU staff representative Steve Torgerson.