Protest urges B.C. law to improve convenience store safety at night
Aim is to have government reinstate parts of Grant’s Law, to reduce risks to night workers
[British Columbia] “Activists are urging the B.C. government to require that all-night convenience stores and gas stations have at least two workers on shift throughout the night,” reports BIV (Business in Vancouver).
In 2012, the British Columbia government relaxed parts of a 2008 law. It required convenience stores to have two workers on shift at night. Between that and a low minimum wage, overnight workers have been more difficult to find.
Plus, gas station attendants and convenience store operators have been at an increased risk for violence and danger.