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MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq hopes pandemic has changed what public views as essential – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202028 Views

May 21, 2020

Grocery clerks and postal workers have been vital but will they post-pandemic?

NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says the novel coronavirus pandemic has proven to everyone that jobs typically viewed as less essential than others before the pandemic are deserving of a living wage.

“When we are talking about these positions now we can see that they are a very important part of our society, of our economy, of making sure that people can continue their day-to-day lives,” said Qaqqaq.

“So I hope we have a new normal after this pandemic where we see those positions getting the benefits that they should, being paid a liveable wage and being treated as they should have been because we have proof now that we need these positions in order for our country, our territories and provinces to continue.”

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