The Service Trades Council Union, which represents Walt Disney World employees, announced Thursday on social media that the agreement offers safety protection and benefits for returning workers. According to the union, when Walt Disney world facilities begin to reopen, masks will be mandatory for guests and actors and that each worker will be provided with three masks. The union said the temperature of guests will also be checked on the property. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co DIS. N and unions representing workers in Florida Walt Disney World have reached an agreement on protections to protect workers from coronavirus, he said in a union statement Thursday, which removed one of the obstacles to reopening their popular amusement parks. Due to the debate over trade unionists and coronavirus testing, Disney has modified some shows where union members were used. The most remarkable thing is the long duration of Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage in Disney`s Hollywood studios. Since the park reopened, the show has been replaced by The Disney Society Orchestra and Friends after the classic Disney animated film. The new show features a 20-minute live instrumental concert featuring performances by costumed characters from Beauty and the Beast, played by non-union actors.
For most park visitors, it`s still not enough to get them to stay in Disney`s Hollywood Studios all day operating 10 hours. Especially in a park that shows four scenes that and an interactive experience that all union actors use, and all have been closed or modified since the reopening of Disney. Plastic barriers at checkouts, contactless transactions, enhanced cleaning of busy areas, and additional plumbing and hand washer washing stations will be needed, according to the union communication. “This agreement paves the way for any STCU affiliate union to continue discussions with the company, including ensuring your safety when you return to the workplace,” he said. Disney issued a statement late Wednesday saying the approval of the test sites was not due to the union`s requests. The union said the agreement was also aimed at establishing social withdrawal practices and multi-level safety training. It was not known how many actors and singers would be recalled after an agreement was signed. There is no fixed return date for actors represented by the Actor`s Equity Union, but Disney confirmed that the agreement was signed on Wednesday, August 12.