Thousands of Costco workers are set to receive one extra $750 bonus payment for their hardworking during the coronavirus pandemic.

The pledge has been confirmed by retail union SDA and the bonus will be made to approximately 4000 workers.

An additional $3 per hour will also be added to the pay packets of employees who worked for the five weeks from March 2 to April 5.

The payment is to recognise  “hard work during this unprecedented time”.

National Secretary of the SDA Gerard Dwyer praised the move saying “Other major supermarket chains, which have been very busy, should step up immediately.’’

“Costco’s action sets an example for the others. It is an acknowledgement of the service Costco workers are providing – an acknowledgement of the risks they are taking to keep the community fed and healthy.”