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Nestlé Guarantees Workers Full Pay For 3 Months If COVID-19 Forces A Facility To Close

From: bizjournals.com

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, said it would pay full salaries to employees affected by work stoppages for a minimum of three months, to protect them from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Swiss company, parent of St. Louis-based Nestlé Purina PetCare, also said it would temporarily raise wages by $3 per hour for on-duty factory and distribution center workers in Canada, retroactive to March 16, 2020.

Additionally, it would pay bonuses to employees of its Canadian factories who cannot work from home, and salaries for up to eight weeks to those in retail operations, which have been temporarily closed, Nestlé Canada said in a statement.

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