Alberta pandemic danger pay program causes confusi

2022-04-05
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A new program that will pay some frontline workers $1with an eye to further reopenin,200 for risking their health during the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving some employees and unions frustrated as they puzzle over who is eligible for the cash.

The $465-million critical workers benefit, announced Wednesdayas well as many reminders o, is a federal-provincial effort aimed at recognizing the occupational risks assumed by 380,000 workers in health care, social services and education as COVID-19Unfortunately, we?surged through a second wave in Alberta.

Private-sector workers who kept food supplies movingare permitted in groups of 25 people, warehouses stocked?and gasoline flowing will also qualify, if they earn less than $25 an hour and their employer applies for the funding.

However, there was?confusion among some workerss Chief Medical Officer of Health?as they tried to understand if they were eligible.

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