While several retailers have decided to put an end to the premiums COVID-19, the retailer Canadian Tire has chosen instead to extend his bonus of $ 2 per hour for all its employees across Canada ” until further order “, confirmed to the Journal management.
Last march, the canadian company announced that this award, aimed at supporting frontline staff during the pandemic, would be available for about 30 000 workers until the month of may.
“Until further notice, the associate dealers of Canadian Tire have put in place a support grant special temporary $ 2 per hour for all employees (assets) in our stores. It is still in force, ” said yesterday in the Newspaper a spokesperson for the company, Cindy Hoffman.
The latter, however, has not been able to provide the exact date that the management will assess again the appropriateness of maintaining this advantage.
At the end of June, Lowe’s Canada, which oversees the retailers Rona and Réno-Dépôt, had also announced to extend for the entire month of July its premium COVID-19 $ 2 per hour. Just as the retailer Dollarama, which expects to maintain a salary increase of 10 % until August 2, 2020.
The end for more
To the contrary, in recent weeks, the majority of companies in the retail trade and the food industry have in turn put an end to their bonus special, creating dissatisfaction among certain employees.
Companies, Olymel, Walmart, Loblaw, Sobeys and Metro, to name a few, have followed suit.
In Alimentation Couche-Tard, the management has also decided to put a brake on the hourly premium of $ 2.50 in North America, in the month of June. The employees will receive, however, a special premium, the amount of which has not been unveiled, in July, in a sign of thanks.
On the Toronto stock Exchange, since the beginning of the month of march, the share of the company Canadian Tire (TSX : CTC.(A) is increased from about 134 to $ 117,50 $, yesterday. She plunged during the pandemic, up $73.