Morrisons is to give staff a 6% bonus on their pay this year
The payment will be around £1k for a full time worker
Morrisons says this bonus is more generous than other supermarkets giving 10%, like Tesco, Aldi and Sainsbury’s
Morrisons is trebling its annual bonus as a reward for staff on the frontline of the coronavirus effort.
It said full-time colleagues would earn a bonus of £1,050 compared with the average bonus last year of around £350, with the overall payout rising from £30m to an estimated £90m.
The reward was to recognise the “huge effort” by its colleagues who are helping to feed the nation during the outbreak.
Morrisons also claimed the move was a more generous reward for staff than other supermarkets, despite the likes of Tesco, Aldi and Sainsbury’s giving staff a 10% rise.
While the Morrisons figure is a 6% bonus, it stressed it was based on a whole year’s pay, not just the next eight to 12 weeks.
Morrisons frontline salaried managers were also guaranteed to receive a bonus that would be twice their maximum yearly amount in a normal year, it added.
Its latest move comes on top of previous measures including paying extremely vulnerable and high-risk colleagues 12 weeks paid leave to self-isolate, and paying 12 weeks’ paid leave to colleagues who live with someone who is high-risk and extremely vulnerable.
“Our highly valued colleagues have stood tall amidst the coronavirus pandemic, playing their full part in feeding the nation,” said Morrisons group people director Clare Grainger.
“We want to thank every single one of them for their continued hard work during these unprecedented times by paying a much higher guaranteed bonus for the whole year in recognition of their effort.”