The return of COVID premiums demanded by Québec solidaire

The responsible for labor matters, Alexandre Leduc, called on Sunday morning for the return of COVID bonuses for employees of large chains, on the model established last spring.

“Unlike most businesses, the sales and profits of the big chains have been doing very well since the start of the pandemic. This is not the case for their employees, who are exposed every day to COVID-19 for a pittance, ”the member for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve said in a press release.

“Faced with the extension of confinement, they deserve to be paid up to their contribution. It’s the least of things, ”he continued.

The Solidarity MP also deplored the Legault government’s refusal to increase the minimum wage to $ 15 / h.

“40 cents more is an insult that shows the government’s disconnection from the reality of essential workers in 2021. The Quebec economy is running on“ cheap labor ”and the CAQ applauds!”, Concluded Mr. Leduc.

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