Longo's brings back employee pay raise amid Ontario's Stay-at-Home order

Apr 9 2021, 6:06 pm

Following another Stay-at-Home order in the province, Longo’s has announced they will be giving a temporary pay increase to its employees.

The family-owned grocer said on Thursday that it will reinstate a $2 pay increase and other benefits for frontline team members as of April 8.

“Longo’s will offer all permanent frontline hourly Team Members an additional $2 per hour. This includes Team Members who work in the Stores, Distribution Centre, Grocery Gateway, Central Kitchen and Market Café,” said Anthony Longo, CEO of the grocery chain.

Assistant Store Managers, Department Managers, Team Leads and Supervisors will also receive an additional weekly bonus, according to the release.

The other benefits include paid days off for self-isolation, flexible scheduling, and expanded access to its Employee Assistance Program.

“This latest Stay-at-Home order will hit everyone a little harder, but we know our Team Members will continue to rise to the challenge as essential workers during this pandemic,” said Longo.

“They have done an incredible job serving our Guests and making a difference in their communities and this is one way of showcasing our appreciation.”

The increase will remain until the expected end date of the Stay-at-Home order.

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