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Join GEORGE G. in signing this petition.

To: Loblaws Board of Directors

Tell Loblaws: Reinstate "Hero Pay" For Frontline Workers

Tell Loblaws: Reinstate "Hero Pay" For Frontline Workers

Reinstate the $2/hr "hero pay" for frontline workers immediately and for the duration of the COVID crisis

Why is this important?

The pandemic has laid bare exactly who the truly essential workers are. While many well-paid workers work from their homes, it is the bravery and determination of front-line workers that are keeping our nation moving through the pandemic.

That includes grocery store workers, many of whom make barely above minimum wage.

At the start of the pandemic, Loblaws guaranteed those workers a $2/hr increase in "hero pay" - a modest increase for people who are literally putting their lives on the line so that we can eat.

But Loblaw's cancelled the hero pay when cases declined over summer.

Now, cases have reached record levels and are still climbing - but not only has Loblaw's refused to reinstate the hero pay, they've instead chosen to increase the amount of money going to their wealthiest shareholders through dividends.

It's profit over people, and brave grocery store workers deserve better.

Sign your name to demand Loblaw's reinstate hero pay immediately for the essential heroes keeping food on our tables.


Reasons for signing

  • Not only should we have hero pay for workers, but we should also have a 'pause' on dividends paid by any businesses that are allowed to stay open. We should even have a 'super tax' if dividends persist. Say 'NO' to pandemic profiteers!
  • This hero pay should NOT ever have been stopped while this pandemic is still in existence. Frankly, an extra $2 is far below what these true hero workers deserve--news for you: your CEOs are not heroes--but it's the least you should be doing. Just do the right thing, for God's sake. Hey, and if not, just about anywhere there's a Loblaw's there's also a Sobey's or a Metro. And we can always boycott your other companies, too, including Shoppers Drug Mart.
  • Grocery chain profits are up significantly in this pandemic. They can afford to spread the wealth to those who are making this happen!

Updates

2021-01-03 21:17:29 -0500

20,000 signatures reached

2020-12-01 20:51:32 -0500

10,000 signatures reached

2020-12-01 17:41:59 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2020-11-30 22:25:19 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2020-11-29 18:14:00 -0500

500 signatures reached

2020-11-26 08:54:15 -0500

100 signatures reached

2020-11-25 20:27:22 -0500

50 signatures reached

2020-11-25 19:07:12 -0500

25 signatures reached

2020-11-25 18:35:55 -0500

10 signatures reached