In Response to COVID-19, Ayr Strategies Teams with the UFCW to Expand Paid Leave to Ensure the Well-Being of Its Employees, Customers and Communities
Ayr Strategies Inc., a vertically-integrated cannabis multi-state operator (MSO) with a presence in the western and eastern U.S., joined with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) in announcing measures to safeguard the health of its employees and customers amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Under the measures, Ayr employees will benefit from an expanded sick leave policy that allows for additional paid time off and sick leave for those dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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“Our most precious assets are our employees and customers. We worked closely with the UFCW to develop and put in place all the necessary measures to ensure the well-being and safety of our employees, our customers and our communities,” said Jon Sandelman, CEO of Ayr Strategies. “We’re expanding our sick leave policy to ensure that employees’ concern about COVID-19 does not keep them from protecting their health or the safety of those around them.”
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“We’re committed to working with employers like Ayr Strategies to ensure the health and welfare of our members and their communities. We are pleased to see Ayr take a proactive step forward in protecting its employees,” said Fernando Lemus, Secretary Treasurer and Acting President at UFCW.
Ayr continues to closely monitor all developments related to COVID-19 and is taking all necessary steps to mitigate risks for employees, including putting in place an ongoing communication program to provide updates within the office and facilities with protective measures, and health and hygiene protocols as they are being released by the CDC and state health authorities.
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