Morrisons confirms slashing pay for unvaccinated staff


Morrisons has confirmed it is cutting pay for unvaccinated staff members, who have to isolate after being exposed to the coronavirus.

Currently, unvaccinated employees get £96.35 a week for statutory sick pay, despite being forced to isolate.

However, employees who have tested positive get full sick pay, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated. The Big 4 grocer said its policy only applies to workers who are unvaccinated by choice.

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Morrisons chief executive David Potts initially announced the move in September last year, in a bid to tackle the “biblical costs” of the pandemic.

The move follows Ocado’s decision to cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who must self-isolate due to exposure to Covid-19.

According to the BBC, the online grocer will continue to offer full sick pay if unvaccinated workers test positive for the virus but will reduce sick pay for exposure related isolation.

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