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To: Prime Minister; Premiers of each Province and Territory

Hazard Pay for all underpaid Essential Workers in Canada

Hazard Pay for all underpaid Essential Workers in Canada

We're asking for a $4 raise per hour during this pandemic for all essential workers that make less than $49 999.

Practical nurses, grocery store workers, cleaners, personal care aides/support workers, delivery workers, maintenance staff, restaurant staff and others fall under this category.

Why is this important?

Many people are making $11.30- $27 an hour to risk their safety, and/or endanger their vulnerable housemates. This is grotesquely unacceptable.

Personal care workers across Canada make $11-15 an hour work in close contact with vulnerable and sick people all day.

As an RPN/LPN in Ontario, I can make $22 an hour being a nurse in my town. Is that enough to put me and my elderly parents that I live with the highest risk situation our country has seen in years?

Meanwhile white collar workers are relying on us all to provide them with food, groceries, clean long-term care homes, and healthcare, while they get to remain in the safety of their nice condos and houses that they own.

COVID-19 has made many more poor people risk their safety than wealthier ones, and in a rich and developed nation, that is shameful.

Please sign this and share widely,

- a fellow concerned citizen


Reasons for signing

  • I work in the retirement home. My rate is 18 $ per hour. I contact every day with around two hundred people : residents, other employees, visitors. But According to my management It’s not enough to consider me eligible for 4$ per hour increase because my position is dining room supervisor. While currently my duties have been completely changed from regular supervision
  • i work at a grocery store, i cannot get a different job right now, i live with 4 family members that are all at high risk, i want to quit because the risk is too great for just minimum wage but i cant, please help us
  • I could stay home and still get the same amount from the 2000 the govt is paying people, and not risk my and my family’s health

Updates

2020-11-24 16:03:36 -0500

500 signatures reached

2020-04-30 06:26:30 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-04-21 21:05:47 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-04-11 13:51:34 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-04-05 09:25:39 -0400

10 signatures reached