Temporary COVID-19 pandemic pay now available

BURNABY—BC NDP Finance Minister Carole James today announced temporary COVID-19 pandemic pay for frontline workers. Details of the fund, and CUPE BC’s response, can be found here.

“We are gratified by the recognition of the critical work our members across the health care sector have been doing during this incredibly challenging pandemic,” says CUPE Health Coordinator Chris Losito.

“Our members have been unwavering in their commitment to maintaining the high standard of public health care that we’ve come to expect. And we believe that this recognizes those amazing contributions.”

As the government’s announcement states, no application is necessary as the employer will be administering the fund.

For more information on eligibility and other details around the fund, please visit the government’s dedicated page.