Walmart gives out ‘appreciation bonus’ to staff

Full-time, part-time employees, coaches and managers to be given extra compensation

Walmart gives out ‘appreciation bonus’ to staff
Walmart Canada says it has invested an additional $125 million this year in staff support during the pandemic.

All 85,000 Walmart Canada employees are receiving another round of bonuses from their employer.

Store, distribution centre and fleet workers will be given new appreciation bonus on Dec. 11, with full-time employees receiving $250 and part-time employees $150. Coaches and managers will also receive a bonus.

"Our associates have stepped up and led throughout this pandemic. In true Walmart spirit, they show up for work, ready to serve our customers and communities during these extraordinary times," says Horacio Barbeito, president and CEO of Walmart Canada. "Every day, I hear stories about our associates going above and beyond and I am proud and grateful. It continues to be a privilege and a tremendous responsibility to be providing an essential service for our communities."

Manulife just announced it is giving its 35,000 workers the equivalent of C$50 in their local currency to create acts of kindness in their local communities.

Overall, Walmart Canada has invested an additional $125 million this year in staff support during the pandemic, including:

  • no-cost access to tele-healthcare professionals, including mental health support and counseling
  • a March appreciation bonus of $200 for full-time and $100 for part-time workers.
  • a thank you premium of $2 extra per hour for every hourly worker through April and May.
  • eight discount enhancement days, bringing the total discount on purchases to 20 per cent discount, with two more planned
  • support through any mandated quarantines and expanded sick leaves.

In November, Home Depot said it was investing about US$1 billion to provide permanent raises for frontline, hourly workers.

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