Unifor national president Jerry Dias said while front-line supermarket workers are facing the biggest risks, executives are receiving the biggest rewards.
"Employees on the front line are at risk every day and yet it's the executives being rewarded handsomely," Dias said.
"They're making record profits but don't have the decency to pay their employees what they're worth.".
Three grocery chains — Loblaws, Metro and Sobeys — ushered in a $2-an-hour pay bump in the early days of the pandemic.
While each chain has sporadically reintroduced either wage bonuses or other incentives, it appears none have offered workers pay premiums as a result of the Omicron surge.
Yet Dias said the risk of catching COVID-19 has never been greater for retail workers as infections surge across the country.
"The bottom line is those on the front lines deserve to have decent hours and to make a decent living wage.". »