The overwhelming majority of GSU members have continued to work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health measures. A number of members were able to work from home, but the predominant majority continued to report for duty at their usual workplace, albeit under dramatically different circumstances.
Restricted access to work locations, physical distancing within workplaces, enhanced sanitation and hygiene as well as heightened awareness about personal wellness were hallmarks of the changed approach to work. Along with these measure came additional anxiety and stress as GSU members (like so many others on the front lines) worried about the health of their families, their own health, and juggled additional family responsibilities.
Happily we can report that no GSU-represented workplaces experienced any cases of COVID-19 infection. And we once again acknowledge and thank all who were able to and continued to do their jobs.
As governments and employers begin the “re-opening” process, which of the various workplace measures and restrictions do you think should become part of the so-called new normal?
What do you think should become a new permanent part of workplace routines?
Send your email reply to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on June 1.
On June 2 we will conduct a random draw from the replies received for and five GSU members will win a $100 gift card of their choice.
Winners will be announced here on June 2.