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News - Miscellaneous - 21 Mar 2020

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Miscellaneous: 21 Mar 2020
Front-line workers at Loblaw to receive a pay increase due to COVID-19 Across Canada, full-time and part-time staff will see a $2 wage increase

Full-time and part-time front-line workers at Loblaw will see a $2 wage increase as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement came on Saturday from the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW Canada).

In a news release, UFCW Canada says they are working to implement the wage increase for these employees across Canada.

According to the release, the UFCW Canada represents more than 90,000 employees Loblaw employees at all banners operated by the company.

UFCW Canada National President, Paul Meinema, says UFCW has been in constant communication with Loblaw throughout this process to find ways to better meet the needs and concerns of UFCW members and their neighbours.

"UFCW is fully committed to working with industry partners to face and overcome the challenge of containing COVID-19 and making sure Canadians have a steady supply of essentials throughout this process." said Meinema in the release.

"We commend Loblaw for showing leadership on this wage increase and call on other employers to follow this important example."

UFCW Canada also praised Sobeys in its news release for taking safety measures to protect their employees, including installing plexiglass barriers in its stores.

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