• Today
    March 31

  • 01:45 PM

Cost-U-Less raises wages temporarily

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, antoinetteconnell@nationnews.com

Added 26 March 2020


Cost-U-Less internationally has temporarily raised the wages of its hourly employee – a move that will also affect workers in Barbados.

In a statement released yesterday the company announced that in response to the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, Cost-U-Less would provide a temporary increase by BDS$2 per hour for hourly employees. 

The increased compensation will be given to the employees in the company’s 12 stores, including those in Barbados, St Croix, St Thomas, Cayman Islands, St Maarten, Curaçao and the US for all hours worked between March 8 and April 4.

“We are very proud of the enterprising efforts of our employees in our stores and along our supply chain. Our employees have shown up and worked harder than ever to ensure that our shelves are stocked and that our stores are ready for business in Cost-U-Less,” Dan McConnell, president, The North West Company International, said in the statement.

The company stated that in recent weeks a number of additional measures to combat COVID-19 had been introduced including increased frequency of sanitising all check-outs and shopping carts and cleaning other surfaces several times along with extensive wipe downs during closed hours.

“Health and safety has been prioritised for all employees. Cost-U-Less is also devoting special store hours at each location to seniors to provide a safe and comfortable shopping experience.

“Our employees have ensured a continuous and unencumbered supply of food and general merchandise to our stores. We are delighted to provide this temporary wage increases to thank them for their efforts,” said McConnell. (AC)

Download the Telegram app from the App Store or Play Store and sign up for new alerts at this link.


Join Nation News on Telegram






Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Was the national curfew implemented too late?