Lowe’s Canada extends wage premium

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Lowe’s Canada has announced that its workers will continue to receive their temporary $2 hourly wage premium through July. The premium applies to full- and part-time front-line workers at corporate stores under all Lowe’s Canada banners, as well as in contact centres and supply chain facilities. While many retailers rolled out wage bonuses upon the outbreak of COVID-19, several major companies including Loblaw and Walmart announced this month that they would discontinue these as life adapts to a “new normal”, garnering criticism from labour advocates.