Vaccines, with $50 bonus available for workers at Olymel

Workers get $50 incentive from company to get their shots


Lana Michelin, Red Deer Advocate (CAN)

May. 4, 2021


Hundreds of Olymel workers will get on-site vaccinations at Red Deer’s meat processing plant this week to prevent wide-scale COVID-19 outbreaks as viral cases in the province rise.


As extra incentive, the company is promising workers a $50 bonus to get vaccinated — “$25 for each shot,” said Olymel spokesperson Richard Vigneault on Monday.


“Of course we tell them the most important thing is to prevent COVID-19, which could (cause) severe illness — but this is an extra push,” he added.


“I hope people will accept this as the situation in Alberta is not good.”


Vigneault was referring to the upwards of 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 being reported in the province daily...