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Are grocers doing enough to keep their frontline workers safe?

Grocery employees are on the frontlines of the pandemic but aren't getting the support they deserve

 

While the majority of us are holed up at home waiting out the coronavirus, grocery store clerks don’t have that luxury.

Along with doctors and nurses and other essential workers grocery store clerks, drivers and stockers go to work each day, interacting with hundreds of customers and putting their lives on the line so we can get our groceries.

This past week, 48-year old Keith Saunders, a manager at an Oshawa Real Canadian Superstore, died from COVID-19, while a second employee at the store tested positive for the virus. Longos reported that three of its workers including one driver for Grocery Gateway have tested positive for COVID-19, while Metro  has confirmed one its employees has also tested positive.

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