COVID-19 cases are at their highest levels. So are profits at Canada’s grocery giants, including Loblaws, Metro and Sobeys. Yet these large retail corporations refuses to reinstate pandemic pay for frontline workers.

Workers are tired of scraping by, barely able to afford the groceries they stock and sell every day and scrambling through unpredictable schedules, most without access to paid sick days. This while the CEO’s and top executives make millions in bonuses.

It’s time for these companies to pay their workers a fair wage and reverse the trend of eliminating full-time jobs.

Unifor calls on employers to raise the bar for all food, pharmacy and other essential retail workers by making pandemic wage premiums permanent.

For Canada’s retail workers, a wage increase is long overdue—workers across Canada deserve better than low wages and precarious work.

Sign this petition to help raise the bar for everyone by encouraging CEOs and senior executives at Canada’s largest retailers to make COVID-19 wage premiums permanent.

Workers essential to the functioning of our country report living paycheque to paycheque, struggling to cover rent or food costs, and being unable to get ahead in order to reduce debt, start a family, or become a home-owner.

Hazard pay for workers during the pandemic is the minimum that employers can do during these unprecedented times. Employers must commit to permanently improving the living conditions of workers.

Unions and labour activists have been calling for a living wage and better work protections for Canadians for decades.

It’s time for employers to take bold steps toward a living wage for all.


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