Essential retail workers in Manitoba to receive one-time wage top-upJune 1, 2020
Premier Pallister announced that all front line Manitoba essential retail workers, who worked a minimum 200 cumulative hours over the 10 weeks of March 20, 2020 – May 29, 2020 and earned less than $2500 a month, will be eligible to apply online for a one time Risk Recognition reward. Eligible employees that apply before June 18, 2020 will split a $120 million fund, with an estimated gift of payment of over $1,000. More information, including the eligible positions that qualify is posted on the Manitoba Government Website.
RCC fought to ensure the private sector was included, and that the benefit was broadly applied to all essential categories of retail.