I just read Jacqueline Benedicks letter about the government betraying her [RE: Lab team deserves hazard pay, too, May 28, The News].
She works for a private company, LifeLabs that charges the B.C. health government for lab work, and [she] feels the federal or provincal government should pay her danger pay.
Where is LifeLabs responsiblities as her employer.
Save-On-Foods paid its employees danger pay.
As a retired firefighter, who worked through SARS and HINI, who went to work – with a wife and two young children at home – along with firefighters, police, and paramedics who excepted the challenge and no danger pay.
Maybe she should consider herself lucky to have a job. So many others don’t.
Robert McKee, Pitt Meadows
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