500 signatures reached
To: Prime Minister; Premiers of each Province and Territory
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