Custodians Return To Work At Disney Springs Ahead of May 20th Reopening
Coinciding with this, a story appeared in the Orlando Sentinel today announcing that 120 Disney World custodians will be returning to work as third-party restaurants prepare to re-open.
According to Eric Clinton, president of Unite Here 362, some of the workers are expected to return to keep the complex clean as early as Friday in preparation for the opening!
Clinton had this to say about some of his union members returning to work, “It’s great. We’ve got to start somewhere.” He added. “Custodian work, as you can imagine, will become quite important.”
New policies and procedures are being put in place to ensure the safety of workers and guests. For example, masks will be provided to cleaning crews to wear. In an interview with CNBC today, Bob Chapek also confirmed that guests will ALSO be required to wear masks on the premises.
Expecting other social distancing policies to go into place, Clinton said that Disney will be meeting with union leaders regularly to discuss any safety concerns that come up. Clinton added that it’s these open lines of communication that give him confidence that his workers will be safe and the voices of returning employees will be heard!
In a vote of confidence, Clinton told the Orlando Sentinel, “If there’s one company that’s going to get it right, Disney is the company to do that!”
As we previously reported here at MickeyBlog, Disney furloughed over 100,000 last month due to the COVID-19 closures. In another encouraging move, Disney reopened Shanghai Disney Resort today with extra measures in place. This includes limiting capacity to 30% as well as enforcing social distancing in line queues, character meet and greets and more.
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Source: Orlando Sentinel