EXPAND PANDEMIC PAY NOW
Our frontline workers, whether in long-term care facilities or hospital kitchens, have done extraordinary work since the beginning of this state of emergency. Not only should the pandemic pay be expanded to include all frontline workers, it should also continue to be paid. It is unacceptable that the pandemic pay would stop on Aug 13 2020, while our province is still in a pandemic.
Workers continue to put their lives at risk! The risk is even greater now that the economy is reopening more and more. Some workers are still assigned to one workplace, or working less hours due to the pandemic, which leaves many with a pay cut. The pandemic pay top up was supposed to help equalize this gap! Workers are still wearing extra PPE and using precautionary measures to contain the virus to the best of their ability.
Call on the Ontario Government to immediately:
- Expand pandemic pay to continue to top up all frontline workers while our province is still facing a pandemic