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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.

There are lessons to be learned from this development.

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