Supermarket chain Aldi to pay US workers who received COVID-19 vaccination


FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen in a branch of Alladi Local, as a discount supermarket chain, in a shift to cope with the coronovirus crisis in London in a shift to meet online demand for grocery shopping in its home delivery Aldi and Liddle watched to speed up. , Britain, 17 June, 2020. Picture taken on June 17, 2020. REUTERS / Toby Melville

(Reuters) – German supermarket chain Aldi became the latest firm in the grocery sector on Tuesday to offer incentives to American employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it opts to receive vaccinations. Will pay up to four hours.

The retailer, which has more than 2,000 stores in 37 US states, said it would cover costs associated with vaccine administration and implement on-site vaccination clinics at its warehouse and office locations.

Dollar General Corp last week offered similar incentives to frontline employees after receiving the vaccine, while grocery delivery company Instacart said that if they choose to take the time to vaccinate, it would be more than half a million gig. Will pay workers $ 25.

Aldi said it was working with officials across the United States to prioritize workers for the vaccine, transferring workers to the front of the line to join other companies, including Amazon.com Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. Lobbied.

However, there have been conflicting state and local guidelines on how the shots will be administered and workers have made the process of confusing the vaccine rollout for corporations and industry bodies.

Most corporations globally are still quiet about whether they will try to get a dose for employees, even as some Indian firms are considering buying COVID-19 shots outright for their employees, Once vaccines become commercially available.

Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing M. by Ramakrishnan.

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