NDP Proposes "Courage Bonus" to support minimum wage essential workers

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northwestern_lad
NDP Proposes "Courage Bonus" to support minimum wage essential workers

“A courage bonus”, what a good idea and totally on the mark in this moment when so many essential, minimum wage workers are putting themselves at risk so many of us can stay at home to flatten the curve. Good on Peter Julian & the NDP for bringing this idea forward now

https://magpiebrule.ca/2020/04/03/a-courageous-proposal/

Sean in Ottawa

Yes - but I would not call it courage pay. I am trying to get one of these jobs not becuase I am brave or stupid enough in my 50s to go to the front lines. I am applying becuase I do not have any income and no benefit from anywhere.

This is desperation pay. 

Those people cannot quit as they are essential and not losing their jobs.

they do not have a choice.

Lets stop pretending that they signed up for this or anyone else now trying for those jobs. This is about people being forced to do this. 

Look at the faces of the people workig there the next time you need milk. Many do not want to be but they have no support to refuse. Some are in their 60s and shit scared.