‘It took a pandemic’ – Union thankful, but skeptical of 10 per cent bonus raise for some supermarket workers

By Unknown

March 29, 2020

The union representing many of New Zealand’s supermarket workers says a 10 per cent bonus for those who work through the Covid-19 pandemic good, but should be permanent.

Foodstuffs last night announced that they will be giving the bonus to all waged front-line, distribution and transport employees who continue to work through the Covid-19 lockdown.

Their supermarkets include Pak’nSave, New World and Four Square.

“This is in recognition of their willingness to ensure New Zealanders’ grocery needs are met and for the tireless commitment they continue to show,” Foodstuffs said in a statement.

“We’ve been totally focused on keeping shelves full and ensuring our customers and teams are safe – now that we have a better handle on these things, it’s time to clear up how we’re supporting our committed and essential team members.”

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