A temporary lockdown bonus has been reintroduced at stores that fall under the Sobeys West Inc. banner.
To the vast majority of UFCW 832 members, this means between an additional $25 and $75 extra per week in what some have called "hero pay."
"Workers on the front lines of this pandemic need to be recognized during this critical time," union president Jeff Traeger said. "I want to thank Sobeys West Inc. for bringing back a new incentive for workers. It’s the right thing to do."
The bonuses are slated to last from Nov. 12 to Dec. 12, though this date can change on either side depending on changing circumstances.
Bonuses are awarded based on the number of hours worked, scaled from an additional $10 per week up to an additional $100 per week for someone working more than 40 hours.
The union is pushing for other businesses to bring in their own incentives.
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