Amazon is ending pandemic pay for workers in Canada and people aren't impressed
Amazon will be ending its pay incentives for Canadian workers put in place during the pandemic by the end of the month.
The incentives, which were originally supposed to stop at the end of April, include $2 extra pay per hour and double overtime.
One of the world's most valuable companies owned by one of the richest men in the world has been under fire during the pandemic for not ensuring workers have been supported and kept safe, and for profiting off their delivery service while small businesses are suffering.
They should get a pay increase. I say boycott Bezos & Amazon. He is just a greedy pig!! Companies like his kill small business & reduce employment. Furthermore, I have this feeling that he gets away from paying taxes. Canada should tax the shit out of Amazon & similar companies.— Thomas Deak (@DeakMusings) May 16, 2020
In early April, the Canadian government made the controversial decision to sign an agreement with Amazon Canada to manage distribution of medical equipment.
Hmmm. Almost like amazon is an american company that doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Canadians, Canada, or our economy. #buylocal— KathieB 🌈 (@MarstonHouseLS) May 16, 2020
The pandemic pay incentives for Amazon workers in Canada will officially end May 30.
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