Walt Disney World Reaches Agreement With Largest Union on New Safety Measures


With some Disney Springs locations reopening starting May 20th, Walt Disney World has reached an agreement on new safety measures with the Service Trades Council Union that represents 43,000 workers, including a small number at Disney Springs.

Disney has confirmed that an agreement was reached, but has not provided details. Union representatives, however, have shared some of the new procedures.

According to the STCU, Cast Members will get three masks, plus a thermometer upon request. Cast Members may call in sick without violating attendance policy if showing any coronavirus symptoms and will also get paid time-off if required to stay in quarantine.

Cast Members will also get training on social distancing and the new procedures, plus monthly safety meetings.

Plastic barriers will be installed at all cash registers and only touchless transactions will be available to guests. The union also says that both guests and Cast Members will be required to wear masks.

While the union has said that some Disney-owned businesses at Disney Springs will reopen on May 27th, there has been no confirmation from Disney.

Source: Orlando Sentinel / Scott Gustin

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