Almost everyone agrees that grocery store workers should earn better wages, especially during a pandemic.
In Canada, their hourly rate hovers around $15 an hour. New hires get about $13 an hour, while the highest paid earn almost $50,000 annually, or about $25 an hour.
In a high-volume, low-margin world, salaries are what they are. But it’s difficult to accept such salaries when executives are pocketing near-record bonuses.
Metro announced recently that its top-paid executives shared $3.48 million in annual bonuses for the fiscal year ending in September, including $1.43 million for CEO Eric La Flèche. The bonuses represent an increase of three to five per cent from 2019. La Flèche is considered by many to be one of the best CEOs in the business and his leadership has resulted in numerous awards over the years, and even a few this year.