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Manitoba caregivers are being thanked with a pay bump

The province recently announced a $35-million caregiver wage support program. It is estimated that as many as 20,000 frontline workers, including healthcare aides, housekeeping staff, and long term care workers, will benefit from the program.
By: Heather Marie Connors
December 05, 2020
Photo by Connor Gerbrandt.
Photo by Connor Gerbrandt.

Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced a two-month wage subsidy program that will see eligible staff receive a $5 per hour wage increase. To qualify, workers must earn less than $25 an hour. There is no limit to the number of hours eligible for the wage bump between Nov.1 and Jan.10. The program comes as workers are stretched thin due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

"It recognizes the dedication and heroism of our front-line workers who are serving vulnerable Manitobans each and every day," Stefanson said.

The federal government is providing $17 of the $35 million available to caregivers through the wage support program. Information about how workers can register is available at Manitoba.ca

Source: CBC Manitoba, ChrisD.ca

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