MORRISONS STAFF ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT TO RECEIVE £10 AN HOUR FROM APRIL

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Morrisons staff on the Isle of Wight are to receive at least £10 an hour wage, the supermarket chain has announced.

The new deal will start in April and will mean a significant pay increase for nearly 96,000 Morrisons colleagues, including those at Lake and Newport. For the majority of colleagues the pay increase is approximately 9%.

It means Morrisons is the first UK supermarket group to guarantee pay of at least £10 an hour – above both the national minimum and national living wage.

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David Potts, Morrisons CEO, said:

“It’s great to be able to say that in the UK from April this year, if you work at Morrisons supermarkets, you will earn at least £10 an hour. It’s a  symbolic and important milestone that represents another step in rewarding the incredibly important work that our colleagues do up and down the country.

“Over the last year we have seen renewed and widespread appreciation in the UK for our colleagues who have had an incredibly tough 2020, working tirelessly so Britain could eat well and shop safely throughout the pandemic. Morrisons colleagues have earned their status as key workers, and this pay increase, many times over.”

The pay deal announced today is subject to a ballot opening on 27th January 2021.

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Remus
Remus
12 days ago

They deserve it they are always happy to help at the Lake store

Tim C
Tim C
Reply to  Remus
11 days ago

That Lake store is terrible, the shelves are always empty and I can never get a full shop. Its the worst supermarket on the island for stock. All others seem to manage to keep their shelves 99% stocked but I’d give lake a 91% rating.
I’m not knocking the staff here, I’m sure they are great but the stock management is terrible. I had to inform them the other week that they had out of date quiche on the shelves.

David
David
Reply to  Tim C
11 days ago

Remember we are in the middle of a pandemic, supplies are taking a little longer than usual.

J D
J D
Reply to  Tim C
11 days ago

I have never seen shelves empty in there. The staff keep them stocked regularly.
The only time there was ever low stock was in the first lockdown when morons went and brought all the bog roll.

freeloader
freeloader
Reply to  J D
9 days ago

no, when the astute shoppers got our early and ensured they had what they needed to get through.

J D
J D
12 days ago

Lets hope this well deserved payrise comes from shareholders profits and reducing useless management, and not from price increases.

Marcus
Marcus
12 days ago

I thought aldi was the first to pay all staff at least £10 per hour? Started last year did it not?

Edgar-of-9
Edgar-of-9
Reply to  Marcus
11 days ago

Ah, listen to “More or Less” a radio programme on radio 4, it deals with facts and figures and what is said.
What has been said is that Morrison’s is the first “UK” supermarket to pay £10 per hour. Is Aldi a “UK” supermarket?

Mojo dave
Mojo dave
11 days ago

Well done morrisons. I’m sure they deserve the pay rise BUT I wish they would stop referring to themselves as Key workers as they are not.

Funny that the rude staff there refused to wear masks at the start of this, yet all the other supermarkets did. Now they try and lecture us about social distancing and wearing masks.
Feeding the nation…. please… reality check..

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  Mojo dave
11 days ago

Excuse me supermarket workers are KEY worker’s how else are you going to survive without them?.
I have seen and heard customers moaning about All sorts we have to queue wear masks etc etc . No flour no loo roll the list goes on

These shop staff don’t deserve a pay rise well I say they jolly well do and most of all RESPECT

Mojo dave
Mojo dave
Reply to  Miss sensible
11 days ago

I’m sorry I disagree. You cannot put them on the same level as the NHS, police, fire and the other key workers who protect and save lives. Dont see the government giving key worker accomodation to shelf stackers or giving them key worker mortgages because they work at morrisons. They have simply joined the band wagon and are just lapping it up “Feeding our nation” Please! What about the cleaners on less money who work at care homes or in hospitals or other actual key areas. The morrisons LowKey worker behind a screen scanning cans of beans and think they… Read more »

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  Mojo dave
10 days ago

Well well it is well known that the government has said supermarket staff are KEY WORKERS i am not belittling the NHS at all I give them full Respect for all they are coping with but we all need food on the table .
A friend of mine even has a letter she was given from her place of work so she can prove her journey is essential should she need it during lock down .
There are many jobs that deserve praise refuse collectors delivery drivers 2 many 2 mention.

TrueBritt
TrueBritt
Reply to  Mojo dave
10 days ago

Hey Mojo Dave, read this quote. “ A key worker or critical worker is a public-sector or private-sector employee who is considered to provide an essential service. Wikipedia”

Forgotten workers
Forgotten workers
11 days ago

Well done Morrison’s just a shame other key workers who have had to work through this pandemic putting themselves at even more risk ie cleaners on 0 hr contracts are being paid a rubbish wage so other businesses can tick a box to stay open and running.

Mojo
Mojo
10 days ago

Sorry but this only means one thing price increases to cover it ,not saying they don’t deserve it but the consumer will pay no doubt about that

Last edited 10 days ago by Mojo
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