Grocery chain Longo’s says it will be bringing back a temporary wage bump for its front-line workers.
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The Ontario-based chain’s decision, which tacks another $2 per hour for permanent employees for four weeks starting yesterday, comes on the heels of both a surge in daily cases and the province’s recent stay-at-home order.
Large grocery chains across Canada, including Loblaw Companies, Metro and Empire Co., previously gave their staff temporary “hero pay” wage bumps at the beginning of the pandemic.
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The three companies faced criticism after pulling out from the program, however, with a House of Commons committee summoning the grocery giants to testify on why they cancelled the bonus pay.
Global News did not immediately hear back from a request for comment from Longo’s, as well as from Loblaw Companies, Metro and Empire Co.
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