Morrisons to be first UK supermarket to pay minimum £10 an hour
13/01/2021 | news | business | 587
Rival supermarkets defend their pay, with Asda saying looking at hourly rates does not tell the whole story.
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13/01/2021 10:34:03 7 11
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I hope those of us who made an effort to get good qualifications also get good pay rises, the way it is going people with degrees might as well not have bothered
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13/01/2021 10:44:40 30 2
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except when i went to University it was one in eight who went not one in two , and there is no reason for people with degrees in mickey mouse subjects to think they have a right to pay rises -how about plumbers, electricians and people with real skills ?
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13/01/2021 10:46:37 5 1
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Support all your fellow workers in the quest for better wages and stop denigration those at the bottom
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13/01/2021 10:34:56 3 6
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Ever since the minimum wage became the going rate, this country has been a low wage, low skilled service economy. If staff were paid properly then customers would just complain about higher prices or suppliers would be squeezed.
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13/01/2021 10:48:12 9 2
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It is up to all workers to campaign for better wages. Too much of the pie goes to company directors and executives.
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13/01/2021 10:35:20 58 10
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Well done Morrisons and Usdaw.
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13/01/2021 10:35:47 16 5
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Good on yah Morrison’s, but don’t offset it with a cut in staff hours, otherwise it’s pointless.
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ken
13/01/2021 10:36:05 255 11
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Well done Morrisons
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13/01/2021 12:24:56 198 6
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It’s the board realising the staff are company assets. Better to boost the morale and retain its staff who have worked hard this year.
What is particularly pleasing is the fact those at the bottom will see the benefit.
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RDG
13/01/2021 13:36:52 14 6
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The supermarkets have made a fortune this year (cutting offers, increasing prices); they can all afford to give something extra to their staff.
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13/01/2021 10:36:35 74 8
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Good move for Morrison's staff: Tesco's, Sainsbury's , Aldi, Lidl, etc... to follow?
A redistribution of the profits made during lockdown perhaps?
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13/01/2021 10:40:36 23 10
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Well deserved , having worked nights at Morrisons I know how hard the job can be , you are just a number , and only as good as your last night's work , I wouldn't go back for £20ph
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13/01/2021 10:43:17 61 5
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Great news for staff working there. However, many of them have been replaced by self-serve tills in all supermarkets and we've seen a huge decline in till operators over the years in favour of this - less jobs.
The cost savings of self-serve to supermarkets is huge, but irrespective of this, I applaud Morrison's! :)
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13/01/2021 10:45:20 15 36
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Just wait for the Amazon go style stores to start hitting the UK, the layoffs will then be huge
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Bob
13/01/2021 11:29:51 15 7
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It could be worse. It could turn into Aldi and only have two members of staff with massive queues.
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Jim
13/01/2021 14:36:58 12 4
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I try to never use the self serve, have to help show management that people matter

Alss it appears that use of self service also correlates with age, far more older people are willing to have to queue and by default encourage staff retention.

The young need to wake up that self serve tills and shops like amazon lead to quicker service but less jobs
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13/01/2021 15:36:08 2 0
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I don't agree Glynnar, supermarkets must be losing £millions through 'leakage' of people cheating the self service till by swapping labels and accidentally not scanning items. Problems in the bagging area do not suit many people and would prefer a cheerful checkout operator any day!
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13/01/2021 16:05:16 0 0
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self serve tills good for social distancing
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13/01/2021 10:34:03 7 11
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I hope those of us who made an effort to get good qualifications also get good pay rises, the way it is going people with degrees might as well not have bothered
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13/01/2021 10:44:40 30 2
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except when i went to University it was one in eight who went not one in two , and there is no reason for people with degrees in mickey mouse subjects to think they have a right to pay rises -how about plumbers, electricians and people with real skills ?
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13/01/2021 11:01:42 13 2
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We can thank Mr Blair for that one, instead of trying to get everyone to go to University we should have been focusing on apprenticeships where people can get paid whilst learing skills and gaining experiance rather than as you say getting a degree in a mikey mouse subject with no work experiance and a mountain of debt to go with it
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13/01/2021 10:45:09 28 10
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This is very welcome. However, if we assume ALL 96000 employees work 37 hours per week and earn £9.20 per hour, this will cost Morrisons 0.8x37x52x96000 pounds per year (£148 million). The actual cost is likely to be far less. There is nothing to stop the large swathes of the economy controlled by minimum wage paying behemoths (all the supermarkets, Amazon etc) doing exactly the same, or better.
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13/01/2021 15:16:34 7 1
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Then add on employer's NI at 13.8% on the increase.....
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13/01/2021 15:34:46 4 1
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And don't forget that on pay day most of the workers do their shopping with their staff discount, giving thir hard earned cash straight back too them,
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13/01/2021 10:43:17 61 5
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Great news for staff working there. However, many of them have been replaced by self-serve tills in all supermarkets and we've seen a huge decline in till operators over the years in favour of this - less jobs.
The cost savings of self-serve to supermarkets is huge, but irrespective of this, I applaud Morrison's! :)
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13/01/2021 10:45:20 15 36
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Just wait for the Amazon go style stores to start hitting the UK, the layoffs will then be huge
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13/01/2021 10:47:41 4 3
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Absolutely!
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13/01/2021 10:52:29 7 1
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Since the dawn of the industrial era on-going automation has destroyed jobs. The workers can only fight for a better deal here and now.
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13/01/2021 14:16:03 4 2
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Nothing beats positive outlook does it?
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13/01/2021 14:48:47 2 1
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You're right, I can see it happening as soon as the pandemic is over. Instant drone deliveries too!
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13/01/2021 15:18:31 6 2
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Amazon will never open stores on high street as there business model will see the running of them in rents and other things as something they don't believe in paying.
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13/01/2021 15:59:21 0 0
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We could just have a Brexit for it like we did the couple thousand lazy fishermen
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13/01/2021 10:34:03 7 11
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I hope those of us who made an effort to get good qualifications also get good pay rises, the way it is going people with degrees might as well not have bothered
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13/01/2021 10:46:37 5 1
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Support all your fellow workers in the quest for better wages and stop denigration those at the bottom
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13/01/2021 10:45:20 15 36
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Just wait for the Amazon go style stores to start hitting the UK, the layoffs will then be huge
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13/01/2021 10:47:41 4 3
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Absolutely!
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13/01/2021 10:34:56 3 6
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Ever since the minimum wage became the going rate, this country has been a low wage, low skilled service economy. If staff were paid properly then customers would just complain about higher prices or suppliers would be squeezed.
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13/01/2021 10:48:12 9 2
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It is up to all workers to campaign for better wages. Too much of the pie goes to company directors and executives.
11
13/01/2021 10:45:20 15 36
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Just wait for the Amazon go style stores to start hitting the UK, the layoffs will then be huge
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13/01/2021 10:52:29 7 1
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Since the dawn of the industrial era on-going automation has destroyed jobs. The workers can only fight for a better deal here and now.
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13/01/2021 10:54:26 4 14
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No doubt the people welcoming this will be the same ones who complain that the cost of their weekly shop has gone up.
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13/01/2021 10:59:57 2 2
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Staff can only campaign against the on-going circumstances affecting their income, such as increasing automation, increasing prices, speed of work, staffing levels, all profits syphoned off to shareholders etc. This has always been the case.
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13/01/2021 10:55:39 154 7
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Good move by Morrisons. Fantastic PR for very little cost. Essentially they are just transferring part of the annual bonus which they would usually pay anyway into the hourly rate. Small beer for the company but the headlines look great. Puts a lot of pressure on their competitors to do the same or similar but the difference is it will cost the competition a lot more. Shrewd move.
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13/01/2021 12:46:28 110 8
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I'm in favour, they do a hard job and deserve it.

But its not very little cost, its many millions of £ a year. Personally though, I'm happy to pay a little more for my groceries so staff get more to take home.
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13/01/2021 13:03:58 25 1
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Bonuses aren't always paid depending on annual store profits. At least a pay rise is secure income.
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13/01/2021 15:41:36 4 0
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You old cynic you ;)
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13/01/2021 16:19:11 3 0
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Sainsburys no longer pay an annual bonus to their colleague, they stopped in 2018 i believe. They did however reward us in the early part of 2020 with a pay rise of an extra 10p an hour, our previous pay rise had been in 2018.
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13/01/2021 22:49:23 1 0
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Tesco pay a bonus, and depending how well they do on the big 6 could be up to 5% of gross wage...last year it was 2% but the years before were around 3 to 3.5 %. Never life changing, but a bonus nevertheless.
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13/01/2021 23:07:55 1 0
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Not quite the full story. The annual bonus was dependent on certain criteria that stores had to achieve so was variable. Paying it at 50 p per hour is the equivalent of every store achieving maximum bonus so is guaranteed. For this year alone because of Covid annual bonus was doubled from 3% to 6% and paid every 3 months on actual earnings. The more you work, the more bonus you get
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13/01/2021 10:56:47 8 9
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It might be headline grabbing but what we are not told in this news is how much the bonus they were getting which is now guaranteed in the £10.This should have been stated as then everyone can see what the true increase is.
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13/01/2021 10:57:51 6 16
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They will up the wages then cut the staff discount to cover it, the large retailers are not about looking after the staff it is all about maximum profit. Time for a new business model where profit is not the motivating end game.
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13/01/2021 11:01:59 10 4
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Which would you prefer, charity or communism?
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13/01/2021 14:00:14 0 0
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Like the coop has done for around 140yrs
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13/01/2021 10:54:26 4 14
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No doubt the people welcoming this will be the same ones who complain that the cost of their weekly shop has gone up.
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13/01/2021 10:59:57 2 2
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Staff can only campaign against the on-going circumstances affecting their income, such as increasing automation, increasing prices, speed of work, staffing levels, all profits syphoned off to shareholders etc. This has always been the case.
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13/01/2021 11:00:21 10 12
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Let's hope it's funded from reduced dividends
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13/01/2021 11:47:03 2 0
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It wont be, otherwise shareholders will go elsewhere with their funding. It will be funded from efficiencies elsewhere, which means more automation, less staff on store and less management. Thats surely obvious?
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13/01/2021 10:44:40 30 2
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except when i went to University it was one in eight who went not one in two , and there is no reason for people with degrees in mickey mouse subjects to think they have a right to pay rises -how about plumbers, electricians and people with real skills ?
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13/01/2021 11:01:42 13 2
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We can thank Mr Blair for that one, instead of trying to get everyone to go to University we should have been focusing on apprenticeships where people can get paid whilst learing skills and gaining experiance rather than as you say getting a degree in a mikey mouse subject with no work experiance and a mountain of debt to go with it
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13/01/2021 11:06:44 1 2
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There is nothing bad about increasing the educational capital of a country through expanding universities. In addition, we should be expanding all vocational training, including apprenticeships, and the country should pay for it, not the individual.
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13/01/2021 15:14:37 3 0
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Bliar was clever. By getting 50% of school leavers to go to university he immediately cut the number of unemployed and best of all got them to pay for it. Made Bliar to look good whilst conning the nation.
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13/01/2021 10:57:51 6 16
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They will up the wages then cut the staff discount to cover it, the large retailers are not about looking after the staff it is all about maximum profit. Time for a new business model where profit is not the motivating end game.
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13/01/2021 11:01:59 10 4
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Which would you prefer, charity or communism?
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13/01/2021 11:02:58 3 9
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Do the workers have paid breaks? And a 20% discount on own brand goods, and 10% on everything else? No, thought not. Your caring sharing Supermarket do,
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13/01/2021 12:56:18 2 0
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Tesco has 15% off groceries for 4 days after payday.
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13/01/2021 11:04:58 53 20
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Morrisons are t'be congratulated & I'm sure staff will appreciate it, but it's little more than cosmetic. Truth is, BOTH Lab & Con Gvmts have encouraged low skills, low wages, ZHC, etc, while hard working tax payers continually subsidise employers profit margins. This is NOT Capitalism & along with everything else, it's nailing the economy to the floor & significant number of folks who work in it.
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13/01/2021 11:45:24 20 165
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There is no god given right to earn a certain amount. Min wage should be scrapped and set a level playing field so we can compete. If people want more money, either worker longer/harder or get skills that enable them to get a better job. Simple.
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13/01/2021 11:01:42 13 2
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We can thank Mr Blair for that one, instead of trying to get everyone to go to University we should have been focusing on apprenticeships where people can get paid whilst learing skills and gaining experiance rather than as you say getting a degree in a mikey mouse subject with no work experiance and a mountain of debt to go with it
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13/01/2021 11:06:44 1 2
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There is nothing bad about increasing the educational capital of a country through expanding universities. In addition, we should be expanding all vocational training, including apprenticeships, and the country should pay for it, not the individual.
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13/01/2021 11:09:56 5 13
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When is the London weighting allowance going to be spread across country ? People are being paid more to stay in the capital , isnt this discrimination against rest of country ? Only positive effect it has on rest of country is that London attracts more immigrants because of extra pay. not fair for employers up North.
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13/01/2021 11:18:23 0 1
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Please support it when workers a the bottom of the pile get an increase, and campaign for it across the board.
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13/01/2021 11:20:57 1 0
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Lol, your ignorance has put a smile on my face
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13/01/2021 11:14:41 5 6
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Allowed to stay open and bumper profits, there's a lot of business that are barely afloat who can't afford this and are unlikely to survive the rest of lockdown.
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13/01/2021 11:17:20 9 3
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Worst sort of whataboutery. All the large supermarkets can afford to do this. Support such a campaign and don't denigrate poorly paid workers getting a leg up.
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13/01/2021 11:14:58 109 8
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Good for Morrisons - good for Britain
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13/01/2021 17:30:06 9 9
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What has britain got to do with it? Seriously, give the drum banging and flag wrapping a rest for once.
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13/01/2021 11:14:41 5 6
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Allowed to stay open and bumper profits, there's a lot of business that are barely afloat who can't afford this and are unlikely to survive the rest of lockdown.
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13/01/2021 11:17:20 9 3
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Worst sort of whataboutery. All the large supermarkets can afford to do this. Support such a campaign and don't denigrate poorly paid workers getting a leg up.
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13/01/2021 11:25:01 2 0
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With respect, I fail to see anywhere within 'Brass Eye' comment that there's 'denigration' of poorly paid workers. Albeit the commentator offered a brief synopsis, but it's an uncomfortable truth & on quite a significant scale.
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13/01/2021 11:38:05 2 0
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Yeah, and next week you'll be complaining about the collapse of the small business on the high street who have been squeezed out of existence. I'd rather have a job and be poorly paid than no job at all.
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13/01/2021 11:09:56 5 13
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When is the London weighting allowance going to be spread across country ? People are being paid more to stay in the capital , isnt this discrimination against rest of country ? Only positive effect it has on rest of country is that London attracts more immigrants because of extra pay. not fair for employers up North.
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13/01/2021 11:18:23 0 1
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Please support it when workers a the bottom of the pile get an increase, and campaign for it across the board.
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13/01/2021 11:09:56 5 13
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When is the London weighting allowance going to be spread across country ? People are being paid more to stay in the capital , isnt this discrimination against rest of country ? Only positive effect it has on rest of country is that London attracts more immigrants because of extra pay. not fair for employers up North.
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13/01/2021 11:20:57 1 0
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Lol, your ignorance has put a smile on my face
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13/01/2021 11:24:11 214 17
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First to ban non mask wearing customers, now this. And if I'm not mistaken, British too.
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13/01/2021 14:32:43 128 31
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Not just British, but YORKSHIRE.
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13/01/2021 15:11:17 15 3
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Interesting.

We stopped going to Morrison's in the first lockdown as we had a range of problems with staff getting too close, queues forcing you to stand too close and self serve checkouts not being cleaned.

They seem to have got their act together. Good for them. Perhaps it is time for a return...
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13/01/2021 15:25:26 2 0
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So are Tesco and Sainsbury's hahaha. Surprisingly smaller market share = smaller overheads.
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13/01/2021 15:38:20 1 7
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I like everything I hear about the Morrisons model but I wish they would introduce Scan As You Shop as it's the only thing that puts me off going there.
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13/01/2021 15:42:48 6 1
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Yorkshire, who says we are tight ;)
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13/01/2021 15:56:44 2 8
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English.

There's really no such thing as British any more.
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13/01/2021 16:42:38 3 0
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What has 'british' got to do with it? Dyson is british and he has moved his business to Malaysia. Shall we all make cheap poijts?
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13/01/2021 11:24:48 5 4
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.....waits for Union official to say it isn't enough ...
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13/01/2021 11:17:20 9 3
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Worst sort of whataboutery. All the large supermarkets can afford to do this. Support such a campaign and don't denigrate poorly paid workers getting a leg up.
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13/01/2021 11:25:01 2 0
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With respect, I fail to see anywhere within 'Brass Eye' comment that there's 'denigration' of poorly paid workers. Albeit the commentator offered a brief synopsis, but it's an uncomfortable truth & on quite a significant scale.
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Bob
13/01/2021 11:26:03 3 3
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So they've removed the bonus and added it to basic pay.

Not really a pay rise then - but at least it is more useful than a bonus (mortgage lenders don't always take any or all of the bonus into account as one example).
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13/01/2021 11:27:54 4 5
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Great news from Morrisons. I hope though that everyone is aware that this cost will be passed onto the consumer in the coming months.
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13/01/2021 11:42:40 3 2
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Exactly and/or they will need to become more efficient to keep overall costs under control in a competitive market as shareholders/investors need to be satisfied profits are adequate. This means probably more automation & less staff in stores, hence wages higher for those who remain, but less staff/more redundancies. Careful what you wish for.
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13/01/2021 11:50:50 2 0
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why not?, about time consumers accepted there are costs involved in improving the lives of those who work hard for us, but are less well off.
I am happy to contribute my share.
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13/01/2021 11:28:17 5 4
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im on £8.72 as a cleaner. the next increase will be april 2021 wait for it £8.91 its a joke i feel. how insulting to thousands of lower paid staff. i can only get part time work . its very hard. but well done to this chain its good to know some employers value their staff. best of luck to you all.
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13/01/2021 11:40:41 2 1
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No disrespect but wages are based on supply & demand & how easy it is to get someone to do a job. That's why brain surgeons and business leaders get more than pot washers. Cleaning is not a 'skilled' job hence they will always be low paid. Its the way of the world i'm afraid.
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13/01/2021 11:29:21 2 6
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I don't think this is a good deal. Most of these staff still need handout from government to keep them float. A wage working for a profit making organisation should be that the don't need to rely on charities or top up from hmrc to survive. I would suggest at least £12/hr is needed to stay a float.
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13/01/2021 11:39:34 6 0
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Need to take account of individual corcumstances.
for a 19 year old living at home and paying only £50 for keep, Bringing home £300 a week leaves more disposable income than someone with two kids and a mortgage earning two to three time that.
Push too hard and self checkouts will mean less jobs for all.
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13/01/2021 11:29:36 6 3
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Is this an example of all the billions of pounds in money printing since 2008 finally turning into wage inflation ?
Or maybe, at last retail workers are getting recognised for having to put up with rude, sociopathic and non-mask wearing shoppers as well as doing their jobs with no / little security like the alleged Waitrose incident reported on LBC radio yesterday.
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13/01/2021 10:43:17 61 5
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Great news for staff working there. However, many of them have been replaced by self-serve tills in all supermarkets and we've seen a huge decline in till operators over the years in favour of this - less jobs.
The cost savings of self-serve to supermarkets is huge, but irrespective of this, I applaud Morrison's! :)
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Bob
13/01/2021 11:29:51 15 7
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It could be worse. It could turn into Aldi and only have two members of staff with massive queues.
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13/01/2021 14:50:36 6 10
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I agree. I no longer go to Aldi as the parking spaces are too tight, you need £1 for the trolley (who carries cash these days?) and only one checkout at a time is every open. Of course, no social distancing in the queues either. We need the likes of Morrisons to send them back to Germany!
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13/01/2021 11:28:17 5 4
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im on £8.72 as a cleaner. the next increase will be april 2021 wait for it £8.91 its a joke i feel. how insulting to thousands of lower paid staff. i can only get part time work . its very hard. but well done to this chain its good to know some employers value their staff. best of luck to you all.
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13/01/2021 11:32:50 3 1
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To be honest they can afford it ..their food 'aint cheap.
Luckily I have an Aldi fairly near to where I live
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13/01/2021 11:34:50 2 13
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Seems unnecessary considering the massive over supply of labour in the market currently. All this will do is either reduce profit for shareholders (not good for share price/investment) or make product dearer than it needs to be. Bizarre move.
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13/01/2021 11:41:51 5 1
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Your response is the unacceptable face of capitalism - and I hold thousands of shares in both Morrisons & Tesco
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13/01/2021 11:48:13 3 0
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suppose you would be happy to work for £10 an hour?, most supermarket workers seem to be part time and I suspect struggle to make a decent living, and just look what they have done for us during this chaos.
hopefully you are not in a position to make decisions which actually effect the lives of real people.
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13/01/2021 11:55:07 3 0
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Obviously not a very wise one. People working need to be valued and respected by their employer. This assists in motivating people and hopefully getting a better return from them. Having been in retail management at all levels including training, this is a move in the right direction.
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13/01/2021 11:59:28 2 0
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No real wisdom from John
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13/01/2021 13:24:16 3 0
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Everyday you come on here and do nothing but bellyache about everything. Calling yourself the wise one, when wisdom in you is sadly lacking, please go find a new hobby other than pushing your constant misery onto the rest of the UK!
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13/01/2021 11:17:20 9 3
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Worst sort of whataboutery. All the large supermarkets can afford to do this. Support such a campaign and don't denigrate poorly paid workers getting a leg up.
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13/01/2021 11:38:05 2 0
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Yeah, and next week you'll be complaining about the collapse of the small business on the high street who have been squeezed out of existence. I'd rather have a job and be poorly paid than no job at all.
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13/01/2021 11:29:21 2 6
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I don't think this is a good deal. Most of these staff still need handout from government to keep them float. A wage working for a profit making organisation should be that the don't need to rely on charities or top up from hmrc to survive. I would suggest at least £12/hr is needed to stay a float.
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13/01/2021 11:39:34 6 0
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Need to take account of individual corcumstances.
for a 19 year old living at home and paying only £50 for keep, Bringing home £300 a week leaves more disposable income than someone with two kids and a mortgage earning two to three time that.
Push too hard and self checkouts will mean less jobs for all.
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13/01/2021 11:39:54 63 8
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It’s ok paying 10 pounds an hour but where are the full time jobs in supermarkets you can’t get a mortgage on 11 hours a week.
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13/01/2021 11:44:34 40 5
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Full time jobs are being fazed out.
For many years now the word career has cased to exist....
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13/01/2021 11:45:15 4 3
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You can't get a mortgage on 11 hours per week in the vast majority of jobs?

I do agree that a full time supermarket employee should be able to enter the housing market and home themselves renting or buying. If shareholders make a little less that's part of levelling up.
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13/01/2021 11:45:25 15 12
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Nothing to stop them developing themselves and getting a better paid job
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13/01/2021 11:48:01 2 0
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Re mortgage repayments its all over inflated and about to go belly up. And Morrisons have a generous staff discount so probably a good survival job if you need food on your plate if you ask me.
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13/01/2021 15:37:43 4 2
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Oh they do exist. My brother does a 35hr week for Waitrose. He earns almost the same as me a month in a skilled office job
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14/01/2021 09:21:50 1 0
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The reason that retail has so many part time jobs is simple. If somebody goes off sick or on holiday, it is far easier to cover an 11 hour week from a bank of part time employees, than than to try and cover a full time employee when all your other employees are full time. Outside of retail when somebody goes off sick or on holiday their work just goes on hold, you can't do that in retail.
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13/01/2021 11:28:17 5 4
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im on £8.72 as a cleaner. the next increase will be april 2021 wait for it £8.91 its a joke i feel. how insulting to thousands of lower paid staff. i can only get part time work . its very hard. but well done to this chain its good to know some employers value their staff. best of luck to you all.
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13/01/2021 11:40:41 2 1
bbc
No disrespect but wages are based on supply & demand & how easy it is to get someone to do a job. That's why brain surgeons and business leaders get more than pot washers. Cleaning is not a 'skilled' job hence they will always be low paid. Its the way of the world i'm afraid.
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13/01/2021 15:33:46 2 0
bbc
Aye! I'm glad the doctor who took my mum off an ambulance because she only had food poisoning was so skilled! Shame her entire bowel spontaneously turned gangrenous and had to be removed 24hrs later. The only reason those at the top end are paid what they are is they were born with a brain big enough to convince many they deserve more than others
560
13/01/2021 20:48:51 0 1
bbc
yes you are right. im only a cleaner so i suppose i must know my place. thankyou so much for your reply.
49
13/01/2021 11:41:15 1 3
bbc
When there are people who earn half a £million a year but a large portion of society earns only £10 an hour means the poor will mostly likely be always poor is not something we can preach that we have an equal society and a fair system. No more university fees for students from deprived families and no tax for new graduates and youngsters who earn less than £21000 a year.
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13/01/2021 11:34:50 2 13
bbc
Seems unnecessary considering the massive over supply of labour in the market currently. All this will do is either reduce profit for shareholders (not good for share price/investment) or make product dearer than it needs to be. Bizarre move.
50
13/01/2021 11:41:51 5 1
bbc
Your response is the unacceptable face of capitalism - and I hold thousands of shares in both Morrisons & Tesco
37
13/01/2021 11:27:54 4 5
bbc
Great news from Morrisons. I hope though that everyone is aware that this cost will be passed onto the consumer in the coming months.
51
13/01/2021 11:42:40 3 2
bbc
Exactly and/or they will need to become more efficient to keep overall costs under control in a competitive market as shareholders/investors need to be satisfied profits are adequate. This means probably more automation & less staff in stores, hence wages higher for those who remain, but less staff/more redundancies. Careful what you wish for.
72
13/01/2021 12:05:33 1 0
bbc
John seems to want the poor and unfortunate to remain where they are...Keeping wages low and hours long... And definitely make sure whatever the wages are they won't cover a nice holiday. Just as long as milk and cheese is cheap
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DG
13/01/2021 11:43:40 7 9
bbc
Tesco will not match this. Tesco is one of the companies that did not pay min wage
64
13/01/2021 11:53:18 15 2
bbc
Tesco does pay above minimum wage - you're telling fibs - you are referring a few individual cases that were due to admin errors that were quickly fixed - don't spread fake news
47
13/01/2021 11:39:54 63 8
bbc
It’s ok paying 10 pounds an hour but where are the full time jobs in supermarkets you can’t get a mortgage on 11 hours a week.
53
13/01/2021 11:44:34 40 5
bbc
Full time jobs are being fazed out.
For many years now the word career has cased to exist....
186
13/01/2021 14:17:09 8 11
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Unless you're a clown working for your local clowncil in which case it is a job for life no matter how bad you are at your job.
47
13/01/2021 11:39:54 63 8
bbc
It’s ok paying 10 pounds an hour but where are the full time jobs in supermarkets you can’t get a mortgage on 11 hours a week.
54
13/01/2021 11:45:15 4 3
bbc
You can't get a mortgage on 11 hours per week in the vast majority of jobs?

I do agree that a full time supermarket employee should be able to enter the housing market and home themselves renting or buying. If shareholders make a little less that's part of levelling up.
25
13/01/2021 11:04:58 53 20
bbc
Morrisons are t'be congratulated & I'm sure staff will appreciate it, but it's little more than cosmetic. Truth is, BOTH Lab & Con Gvmts have encouraged low skills, low wages, ZHC, etc, while hard working tax payers continually subsidise employers profit margins. This is NOT Capitalism & along with everything else, it's nailing the economy to the floor & significant number of folks who work in it.
55
13/01/2021 11:45:24 20 165
bbc
There is no god given right to earn a certain amount. Min wage should be scrapped and set a level playing field so we can compete. If people want more money, either worker longer/harder or get skills that enable them to get a better job. Simple.
71
13/01/2021 12:02:46 11 1
bbc
You offer good advice up to a point, but the UK Capitalist 'model' which has been systematically bastardised has all but removed aspiration from low wage demographics. I clock your comments & know that you've wide parameters of thought, so you'll know that your 'fix' is not possible until there is change to the 'model' & as we're painfully aware, none of the UK Political Parties don't give a fig.
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13/01/2021 12:10:27 46 1
bbc
Sorry, but I think you are missing the point (again). Other tax payers subsidise the low paid in this country, and many others, through 'in work' benefits. This means companies continue to keep wages low and then trouser the extra profits. Somebody has to do the lower skilled jobs but we should pay people a wage they can live on without needing benefit support.
113
13/01/2021 12:51:43 20 4
bbc
Redistribute excessive executive pay to the shop floor would have no impact on profit.
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13/01/2021 13:03:58 8 1
bbc
Since 80% service economy they haven't got to compete with anybody but between themselves usually for biggest bonuses and dividends.

British Business doesn't do training much cheaper to import.
In work benefits massively beats OOW.
£1,000,000,000,000+ in QE TFS + Debt
£30,000,000,000 pa to private landlords for HB
£30,000,000,000 + HTB

Benefits are a drop in the ocean compared to subsidies
145
13/01/2021 13:32:50 20 2
bbc
That's right pal, get the taxpayer to subsidise low pay via tax credits etc.
Re 'God given right', there is no God given right to anything in particular. Where is the 'God given right' to run a business for profit?
185
13/01/2021 14:17:05 3 14
bbc
Amazed at the number of down votes on this. It's the most pragmatic and meritocratic (and therefore fairer) comment on here, IMHO. Ever thankful that we can all openly disagree.
231
13/01/2021 14:40:09 10 1
bbc
John the Idiot, Selfish and Short Sighted One
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Pam
13/01/2021 15:25:11 5 2
bbc
I think dinasaurs died out. Perhaps your turn?
499
13/01/2021 16:51:14 1 1
bbc
Work longer, harder or get better skilled....so someone who provides an essential service shouldn't have a life, merely an existence to serve? I guess you've been furloughed for last 9 months with your job being so important and all that!
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HKJ
13/01/2021 16:57:04 1 1
bbc
Shame you can't change your handle.

Not such a wise one.
John the smug Tory moron? Removed
47
13/01/2021 11:39:54 63 8
bbc
It’s ok paying 10 pounds an hour but where are the full time jobs in supermarkets you can’t get a mortgage on 11 hours a week.
56
13/01/2021 11:45:25 15 12
bbc
Nothing to stop them developing themselves and getting a better paid job
196
13/01/2021 14:21:09 14 8
bbc
That is one of the most ignorant comments I’ve heard on here.
308
13/01/2021 15:20:11 3 0
bbc
Yeah, they should start each day by trying to pull themselves up by their bootstraps!!
21
13/01/2021 11:00:21 10 12
bbc
Let's hope it's funded from reduced dividends
57
13/01/2021 11:47:03 2 0
bbc
It wont be, otherwise shareholders will go elsewhere with their funding. It will be funded from efficiencies elsewhere, which means more automation, less staff on store and less management. Thats surely obvious?
47
13/01/2021 11:39:54 63 8
bbc
It’s ok paying 10 pounds an hour but where are the full time jobs in supermarkets you can’t get a mortgage on 11 hours a week.
58
13/01/2021 11:48:01 2 0
bbc
Re mortgage repayments its all over inflated and about to go belly up. And Morrisons have a generous staff discount so probably a good survival job if you need food on your plate if you ask me.
398
13/01/2021 15:56:43 4 2
bbc
Not just mortgage payments houses prices in general need to fall 20-30,%

And those buying anything sbiv a second home should hmfsce heavy taxes especially big landlord with 20-30 houses perhaps 10 tax on a third home and an additional 4-5% on every one above that
44
13/01/2021 11:34:50 2 13
bbc
Seems unnecessary considering the massive over supply of labour in the market currently. All this will do is either reduce profit for shareholders (not good for share price/investment) or make product dearer than it needs to be. Bizarre move.
59
13/01/2021 11:48:13 3 0
bbc
suppose you would be happy to work for £10 an hour?, most supermarket workers seem to be part time and I suspect struggle to make a decent living, and just look what they have done for us during this chaos.
hopefully you are not in a position to make decisions which actually effect the lives of real people.
37
13/01/2021 11:27:54 4 5
bbc
Great news from Morrisons. I hope though that everyone is aware that this cost will be passed onto the consumer in the coming months.
60
13/01/2021 11:50:50 2 0
bbc
why not?, about time consumers accepted there are costs involved in improving the lives of those who work hard for us, but are less well off.
I am happy to contribute my share.
61
13/01/2021 11:51:01 47 3
bbc
Yep they didnt need to up the wage plenty of desperate people out there at the moment, well done Morrisons.
65
13/01/2021 11:54:22 12 15
bbc
Desperation should never be reason not to pay normal wages....
Companies have more reason to be as only profit!! They are part of society !!!
62
13/01/2021 11:52:24 2 0
bbc
It seems to me that the better run supermarkets keep their staff for years. Customers do notice the same faces each week and whether they are helpful and positive, or conversely, they rarely see the same face and they look miserable and negative.
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13/01/2021 11:53:04 4 2
bbc
I worked for 2 years in retail, coming from an other industry, OMG. Never again.

The management who works there - there is a reason their work there lol

Poor, workers....
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DG
13/01/2021 11:43:40 7 9
bbc
Tesco will not match this. Tesco is one of the companies that did not pay min wage
64
13/01/2021 11:53:18 15 2
bbc
Tesco does pay above minimum wage - you're telling fibs - you are referring a few individual cases that were due to admin errors that were quickly fixed - don't spread fake news
84
13/01/2021 12:22:59 3 0
bbc
Agreed. Tesco also give their staff 10% off their shopping there - which is a lovely untaxed bonus.
110
13/01/2021 12:49:55 0 0
bbc
Please campaign for £10 per hour at Tescos.
61
13/01/2021 11:51:01 47 3
bbc
Yep they didnt need to up the wage plenty of desperate people out there at the moment, well done Morrisons.
65
13/01/2021 11:54:22 12 15
bbc
Desperation should never be reason not to pay normal wages....
Companies have more reason to be as only profit!! They are part of society !!!
66
13/01/2021 11:54:40 88 6
bbc
Well done Morrison’s, I would choose to shop with you rather than my other options, Asda or Tesco.

That’s not just for their fairer wages , the meat is better quality and the bakery’s bead is better too.
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01
13/01/2021 14:53:23 10 39
bbc
They need to improve the quality of their very fatty frozen mince and water-injected frozen chicken.
44
13/01/2021 11:34:50 2 13
bbc
Seems unnecessary considering the massive over supply of labour in the market currently. All this will do is either reduce profit for shareholders (not good for share price/investment) or make product dearer than it needs to be. Bizarre move.
67
13/01/2021 11:55:07 3 0
bbc
Obviously not a very wise one. People working need to be valued and respected by their employer. This assists in motivating people and hopefully getting a better return from them. Having been in retail management at all levels including training, this is a move in the right direction.
68
13/01/2021 11:56:38 3 5
bbc
£10/hr great but if you can only afford to pay that by having less than half your checkouts open and the fridges peeing water all over the filthy floor (Gainsborough) it's just not going to help your custom much.
69
13/01/2021 11:59:23 2 4
bbc
Good news for the staff at Morrison's, but nothing in life is ever simple. If every employer follows suit inflation will take hold so nobody we be any better off in real terms.
73
13/01/2021 12:05:52 4 2
bbc
Maybe those on very comfortable incomes could make a contribution to society and accept 0% increase so allowing some modest improvement for those struggling to make ends meet. I am a pensioner and I would take a standstill this year. There are 100,000s out there that could do the same! But most will not even consider it.
108
13/01/2021 12:47:53 1 0
bbc
It is always a catch up battle for workers pay, but not executive pay.
44
13/01/2021 11:34:50 2 13
bbc
Seems unnecessary considering the massive over supply of labour in the market currently. All this will do is either reduce profit for shareholders (not good for share price/investment) or make product dearer than it needs to be. Bizarre move.
70
13/01/2021 11:59:28 2 0
bbc
No real wisdom from John
55
13/01/2021 11:45:24 20 165
bbc
There is no god given right to earn a certain amount. Min wage should be scrapped and set a level playing field so we can compete. If people want more money, either worker longer/harder or get skills that enable them to get a better job. Simple.
71
13/01/2021 12:02:46 11 1
bbc
You offer good advice up to a point, but the UK Capitalist 'model' which has been systematically bastardised has all but removed aspiration from low wage demographics. I clock your comments & know that you've wide parameters of thought, so you'll know that your 'fix' is not possible until there is change to the 'model' & as we're painfully aware, none of the UK Political Parties don't give a fig.
75
13/01/2021 12:06:45 5 0
bbc
Whoops! My bad!

Should read,

"...none of the UK Political Parties give a fig".
51
13/01/2021 11:42:40 3 2
bbc
Exactly and/or they will need to become more efficient to keep overall costs under control in a competitive market as shareholders/investors need to be satisfied profits are adequate. This means probably more automation & less staff in stores, hence wages higher for those who remain, but less staff/more redundancies. Careful what you wish for.
72
13/01/2021 12:05:33 1 0
bbc
John seems to want the poor and unfortunate to remain where they are...Keeping wages low and hours long... And definitely make sure whatever the wages are they won't cover a nice holiday. Just as long as milk and cheese is cheap
69
13/01/2021 11:59:23 2 4
bbc
Good news for the staff at Morrison's, but nothing in life is ever simple. If every employer follows suit inflation will take hold so nobody we be any better off in real terms.
73
13/01/2021 12:05:52 4 2
bbc
Maybe those on very comfortable incomes could make a contribution to society and accept 0% increase so allowing some modest improvement for those struggling to make ends meet. I am a pensioner and I would take a standstill this year. There are 100,000s out there that could do the same! But most will not even consider it.
83
13/01/2021 12:22:52 1 0
bbc
Living on just the state pension or one of the fat cats with a work related defined benefit gold plated type? £10 ph is crazy higher than pensions. People getting it will have to learn to live on a fraction of that.
109
13/01/2021 12:48:39 0 2
bbc
Yes please, tax the well off and re-distrubute to the less well off!
233
13/01/2021 14:40:36 1 0
bbc
That's very much how our firm has worked for the last few years - no pay increases for senior members of staff whilst those coming through the ranks and those doing the important support jobs get the rises
74
13/01/2021 12:06:35 9 9
bbc
"It will boost the weekly pay of someone working 36.75 hours a week from £330.10 to £367.50."

Or £325 per week after tax and NI.

Weekly costs...

Average rent = £150
Average energy bill = £55
Average council tax = 35

Total = £235.

So £90 per week for food, clothes, transport, insurance, etc.

Its a poverty wage.
81
13/01/2021 12:20:18 2 0
bbc
Huge wealth actually to have so much. Crazy.
85
13/01/2021 12:23:21 0 2
bbc
The tax and NI is part of the problem.

Thresholds should be much higher.

Our tax system needs to be more progressive. The current system unfairly penalise's those on lower wages.
94
13/01/2021 12:15:50 1 1
bbc
where you getting your figures from?

Average rent in Stoke £100
Average Energy if careful can be as little as £10
Council tax £27

total £135

leaving £232.50
104
13/01/2021 12:45:07 0 1
bbc
Your data assumes a single person household - get together with a friend - each pays half the fixed costs, releasing £117-50 per week
119
13/01/2021 12:47:27 1 1
bbc
average energy is £25, and council tax would be about £8 per week.
235
13/01/2021 14:42:29 0 0
bbc
1- Agreed with union
2- Above the independently set real living wage
71
13/01/2021 12:02:46 11 1
bbc
You offer good advice up to a point, but the UK Capitalist 'model' which has been systematically bastardised has all but removed aspiration from low wage demographics. I clock your comments & know that you've wide parameters of thought, so you'll know that your 'fix' is not possible until there is change to the 'model' & as we're painfully aware, none of the UK Political Parties don't give a fig.
75
13/01/2021 12:06:45 5 0
bbc
Whoops! My bad!

Should read,

"...none of the UK Political Parties give a fig".
55
13/01/2021 11:45:24 20 165
bbc
There is no god given right to earn a certain amount. Min wage should be scrapped and set a level playing field so we can compete. If people want more money, either worker longer/harder or get skills that enable them to get a better job. Simple.
76
13/01/2021 12:10:27 46 1
bbc
Sorry, but I think you are missing the point (again). Other tax payers subsidise the low paid in this country, and many others, through 'in work' benefits. This means companies continue to keep wages low and then trouser the extra profits. Somebody has to do the lower skilled jobs but we should pay people a wage they can live on without needing benefit support.
115
13/01/2021 12:54:50 9 13
bbc
when you say trouser the profits, most of that goes back to shareholders (pensioners?) via dividends. the margins in groceries are wafer thin as well.

I agree that we should not be subsidizing low pay/company profits. Maybe what we need to do is scrap in work benefits & the minimum wage & let 'the market' set wages.....
148
13/01/2021 13:41:13 2 18
bbc
Its not a companies fault that the Govt has decided there needs to be a top up to get to a certain level. A companies responsibility is to earn profit for its shareholders, hence paying staff the market rate. If thats min wage so be it. Paying more simply reduces profit which means business can become unsustainable. There is no obligation for business to pay people something they can live on
164
13/01/2021 13:57:43 15 0
bbc
Yes I agree - it is not right that tax payers subsidise low wages while directors and managers earn millions.
77
13/01/2021 12:14:12 4 3
bbc
Good move but how a chief exec can look his shop-floor workers in the eye and say it's enough...........is an uncomfortable relationship to have.
78
13/01/2021 12:16:30 3 3
bbc
I stopped visiting my local Morrisons around 3 years ago, as the shelves became emptier and emptier. It now makes Asda look like Fortnum & Masons. I don't know how they keep going.
79
13/01/2021 12:18:37 3 6
bbc
Crazy excessive pay levels. This constant rising has to stop sometime.
96
13/01/2021 12:30:48 3 1
bbc
UK has been paying itself too much since 1945.
106
13/01/2021 12:46:03 2 0
bbc
Please campaign against unrelenting increase in director ans executive pay - that is the crime here.
80
13/01/2021 12:19:48 5 2
bbc
Morrisons should be such a good place to shop but they are always so understaffed, untidy and freezes and fridges broken with wet floors around them.
I applaud this move but please improve your business model or ir will be pointless in the long run.
86
13/01/2021 12:23:50 4 1
bbc
Don't know which one you shop at but my local is the opposite of what you describe. It does annoy me the constant move of products to different locations.
74
13/01/2021 12:06:35 9 9
bbc
"It will boost the weekly pay of someone working 36.75 hours a week from £330.10 to £367.50."

Or £325 per week after tax and NI.

Weekly costs...

Average rent = £150
Average energy bill = £55
Average council tax = 35

Total = £235.

So £90 per week for food, clothes, transport, insurance, etc.

Its a poverty wage.
81
13/01/2021 12:20:18 2 0
bbc
Huge wealth actually to have so much. Crazy.
82
13/01/2021 12:22:20 4 2
bbc
I've no idea where the writer of this article found the figure of £9.35 for Waitrose. The vast majority of workers are on minimum wage. £8.72. They claim to pay higher, but this is not true. They stopped paid breaks, and reduced everybody's contract by about one and a half hours per week, but raising it the pay to make it look like they were better off. I know its true. My wife works there.
87
13/01/2021 12:24:07 6 6
bbc
Why should breaks be paid?
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13/01/2021 12:25:53 3 0
bbc
Anyone who refused, was allowed to keep paid breaks on their original contracted hours, but their hourly rate was cut to the minimum wage of £8.72. It won't be for much longer. John Lewis and Waitrose are doomed. They will be history within the next two years.
73
13/01/2021 12:05:52 4 2
bbc
Maybe those on very comfortable incomes could make a contribution to society and accept 0% increase so allowing some modest improvement for those struggling to make ends meet. I am a pensioner and I would take a standstill this year. There are 100,000s out there that could do the same! But most will not even consider it.
83
13/01/2021 12:22:52 1 0
bbc
Living on just the state pension or one of the fat cats with a work related defined benefit gold plated type? £10 ph is crazy higher than pensions. People getting it will have to learn to live on a fraction of that.
64
13/01/2021 11:53:18 15 2
bbc
Tesco does pay above minimum wage - you're telling fibs - you are referring a few individual cases that were due to admin errors that were quickly fixed - don't spread fake news
84
13/01/2021 12:22:59 3 0
bbc
Agreed. Tesco also give their staff 10% off their shopping there - which is a lovely untaxed bonus.
346
13/01/2021 15:39:32 2 0
bbc
I believe Morrisons give each member of staff 10% discount card and also a card they can pass to a friend or relative so they can get a 10% discount too
74
13/01/2021 12:06:35 9 9
bbc
"It will boost the weekly pay of someone working 36.75 hours a week from £330.10 to £367.50."

Or £325 per week after tax and NI.

Weekly costs...

Average rent = £150
Average energy bill = £55
Average council tax = 35

Total = £235.

So £90 per week for food, clothes, transport, insurance, etc.

Its a poverty wage.
85
13/01/2021 12:23:21 0 2
bbc
The tax and NI is part of the problem.

Thresholds should be much higher.

Our tax system needs to be more progressive. The current system unfairly penalise's those on lower wages.
80
13/01/2021 12:19:48 5 2
bbc
Morrisons should be such a good place to shop but they are always so understaffed, untidy and freezes and fridges broken with wet floors around them.
I applaud this move but please improve your business model or ir will be pointless in the long run.
86
13/01/2021 12:23:50 4 1
bbc
Don't know which one you shop at but my local is the opposite of what you describe. It does annoy me the constant move of products to different locations.
82
13/01/2021 12:22:20 4 2
bbc
I've no idea where the writer of this article found the figure of £9.35 for Waitrose. The vast majority of workers are on minimum wage. £8.72. They claim to pay higher, but this is not true. They stopped paid breaks, and reduced everybody's contract by about one and a half hours per week, but raising it the pay to make it look like they were better off. I know its true. My wife works there.
87
13/01/2021 12:24:07 6 6
bbc
Why should breaks be paid?
95
13/01/2021 12:29:04 1 0
bbc
I agree, but my point was, it makes it look like a payrise, going from £8.72 per hour to £9.35 per hour, but nobody was better off because everybody's contracted hours were reduced to pay for it.
5
ken
13/01/2021 10:36:05 255 11
bbc
Well done Morrisons
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13/01/2021 12:24:56 198 6
bbc
It’s the board realising the staff are company assets. Better to boost the morale and retain its staff who have worked hard this year.
What is particularly pleasing is the fact those at the bottom will see the benefit.
368
13/01/2021 15:45:46 11 1
bbc
It's a good move from Morrisons ,but "the staff" are not "company assets" or "human resources" - they are actual people with real lives, obligations, hopes, and relationships - and deserve to always be treated as such.
440
13/01/2021 16:02:05 2 0
bbc
Ditto to that. Garden centres have had there best year yet only to have one slow week in January to slash hours, flexi furlough some of the remaining hours whilst always paying the bare minimum
89
13/01/2021 12:12:13 4 2
bbc
Morrisons taking the lead in the UK on a few things,

Employing security guards at the doors plus odd ones walking through challanging none mask wearers

Now £10.00 per hour, just where the Minimum wage should be set, Far too many low paid workers still, But the problem will be once we all reach £10.00, the Unions for NHS staff, fire brigade, police and many other hard core unions will want a cut
103
13/01/2021 12:44:38 3 3
bbc
Nonsense. The workers have always had to campaign for better wages and unions have lead this fight.
90
13/01/2021 12:25:48 5 3
bbc
All these people seeking more money is okay until those that earn more for more responsibility then need a rise to keep the differential and prices have to rise to cover costs resulting in the lowest paid still complaining that they cannot makes ends meet.

For many, this increase may reduce their entitlement to Universal Credit.....
102
13/01/2021 12:43:16 0 1
bbc
Workers have always have to campaign for fairer pay, it is always a game of catch-up.
91
13/01/2021 12:25:51 5 1
bbc
Wow £10 an hour
201
13/01/2021 14:22:26 3 1
bbc
Yep. Less than £20k pa. £6k less than the national average

£20k pa is only a good thing if there are other things attached like a company discount, full 40 hours, career path, training, etc
82
13/01/2021 12:22:20 4 2
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I've no idea where the writer of this article found the figure of £9.35 for Waitrose. The vast majority of workers are on minimum wage. £8.72. They claim to pay higher, but this is not true. They stopped paid breaks, and reduced everybody's contract by about one and a half hours per week, but raising it the pay to make it look like they were better off. I know its true. My wife works there.
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13/01/2021 12:25:53 3 0
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Anyone who refused, was allowed to keep paid breaks on their original contracted hours, but their hourly rate was cut to the minimum wage of £8.72. It won't be for much longer. John Lewis and Waitrose are doomed. They will be history within the next two years.
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13/01/2021 13:14:53 3 0
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The JLP is just that, a partnership. The partners, staff, gain a benefit on the profit of the organisation. Is that factored into your pay comparison?
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13/01/2021 12:27:34 4 2
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Automation made ever more economic, expect huge job losses eventually. Discounts for self service checking out etc. More automated warehouses doing the proper online food systems.
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13/01/2021 13:10:09 0 1
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This has always been true. Support the workers for a fair slice of the pie.
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13/01/2021 12:06:35 9 9
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"It will boost the weekly pay of someone working 36.75 hours a week from £330.10 to £367.50."

Or £325 per week after tax and NI.

Weekly costs...

Average rent = £150
Average energy bill = £55
Average council tax = 35

Total = £235.

So £90 per week for food, clothes, transport, insurance, etc.

Its a poverty wage.
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13/01/2021 12:15:50 1 1
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where you getting your figures from?

Average rent in Stoke £100
Average Energy if careful can be as little as £10
Council tax £27

total £135

leaving £232.50
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13/01/2021 14:45:36 1 0
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So the whole of the UK lives in Stoke?

Who knew!!
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13/01/2021 12:24:07 6 6
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Why should breaks be paid?
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13/01/2021 12:29:04 1 0
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I agree, but my point was, it makes it look like a payrise, going from £8.72 per hour to £9.35 per hour, but nobody was better off because everybody's contracted hours were reduced to pay for it.
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13/01/2021 12:18:37 3 6
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Crazy excessive pay levels. This constant rising has to stop sometime.
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13/01/2021 12:30:48 3 1
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UK has been paying itself too much since 1945.
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13/01/2021 12:46:49 0 0
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Only directors, executives, shareholders and the rich. Which side are you on?
On a lighter note,

My mate Arbuthnott can remember a time when he could visit Morrisons for bread, eggs, milk, leg of lamb, fresh vegetables, breakfast cereals, sugar & tea with only a fiver in his pocket!

Apparently, surveillance cameras put a stop to all that.
Removed
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13/01/2021 12:34:19 5 1
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I hate to sound negative, but now many job losses from automation and how many employees will work full time?
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13/01/2021 12:41:47 2 2
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Support any workers campaigning against job losses wherever they occur.
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13/01/2021 13:08:45 0 1
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Automation has always driven down jobs. The on-going response from workers everywhere is to defend and improve their conditions where possible.
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13/01/2021 12:38:10 3 2
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Well done Morrison's . If you look after staff and treat them properly it comes back to you in droves with hard work and loyalty. £10 an hour is a huge step in the right direction for people to earn a basic living and survive without benefits.
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13/01/2021 12:34:19 5 1
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I hate to sound negative, but now many job losses from automation and how many employees will work full time?
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13/01/2021 12:41:47 2 2
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Support any workers campaigning against job losses wherever they occur.