Trudeau Announces $3B To Boost Pay For Essential Workers. Hospitals & Essential Service Workers Are Underpaid
While many of us are being asked to stay home, millions of Canadians are being called on to go to work every day. Essential service workers are keeping the country moving, so we can continue to keep our families safe and healthy. We rely on them now more than ever, and that is why the Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to provide them with a much-needed wage boost.
Today Prime Minister Trudeau, announced that all provinces and territories have confirmed, or are in the process of confirming, plans to cost-share wage top-ups for their essential workers.
“Workers are risking their health to provide us with essential care and services, and we need to make sure that they are paid properly for the work they do every day. We’re stepping up, and working with the provinces and territories, to give a much-needed wage boost to Canadians who are helping keep our country and economy strong during this difficult time.” The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
The Government of Canada will provide up to $3 billion in support to increase the wages of low-income essential workers. Each province or territory will determine which workers would be eligible for support, and how much support they will receive.
These measures remain apart of the Government of Canada’s comprehensive economic plan to help Canadians and businesses through this period of uncertainty. They will continue to monitor the evolving situation closely, and take additional actions as needed to protect our health and safety, and stabilize the economy.
Also, Worth Reading
COVID-19 Case On The Rise In Nova Scotian Senior Homes