The government of BC has just announced that health and social services workers delivering in-person, frontline care to some of B.C.’s most vulnerable people will receive a financial boost through temporary COVID-19 pandemic pay.
As part of a cost-shared program with the federal government, temporary pandemic pay will support people working on the frontlines in B.C.’s health care system, social services, and corrections. This includes workers delivering a range of health and social services to people most vulnerable to COVID-19.
Eligible frontline workers will receive temporary pandemic pay, a lump-sum payment of about $4 per hour for a 16-week period, starting on March 15th. Eligible workers will receive the payment directly through their employer and do not need to apply.
CUPE BC’s announcement can be found here.