October 28, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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The vaccine is premium, not for Wal-Mart’s Quebec employees

The vaccine is premium, not for Wal-Mart's Quebec employees

American giant Wal-Mart is now offering US $ 150 for vaccinating all its employees in the US for Kovid-19. However, this bonus was not provided to Quebec workers.

“Statement [concernant cette prime de 150 $] Applies to Walmart in the United States, ”spokeswoman Felicia Feffer said in an email.

A situation that creates dissatisfaction among some employees in Quebec Newspaper Discussed yesterday. They like not to reveal their name in revenge, but they also want to take advantage of this bonus.

To encourage its employees to be vaccinated, the brand has decided to double its vaccine premium amount in the United States. It ranges from $ 75 to $ 150.

The program runs until October 4. Employees who have already received two doses will receive a second check for $ 75 on August 19.

The company also offers its workers two paid hours to get the vaccine and three days of paid leave for any adverse reactions to the vaccine.

Last week, Walmart Management announced various guidelines to better protect its workers.

Recall that in May, the retailer announced that the obligation to wear a mask had expired in its stores in the United States, where the law allowed for vaccinated persons.

On July 30, Walmart revised some of its guidelines due to the dangers surrounding the transmission of the COVID-19 delta variant on US soil. Management has asked all its employees to wear masks in areas where the number of cases is increasing.

For customers, the retailer strongly recommends that you also wear a face mask when shopping.

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In a press release, Wal-Mart said it was following the recommendations of the Federal Public Health Agency (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and was concerned about the outcome of the epidemic.

– With AFP