BATA Shoes in Mornington is offering a free pair of $50 work shoes to aged care and health care workers during May.
The company’s graphic design and marketing manager Brad Rayson said the offer was influenced by the valuable role these workers are playing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“The sign went up [outside the factory] today and we are starting to get lots of calls,” he said, Thursday 7 May.
“To take advantage of the offer workers can come in and flash their employer ID.”
Bata makes only PVC gumboots at its Oakbank Road site. Other plants overseas have switched their operations to making face masks.