Morrisons staff have been told to expect more than £1,000 in bonuses each as the company pledged to triple their annual bonuses.
The supermarket said employees who are frontline will receive a 6% bonus on tope of their salary over the next 12 months, Morrisons announced on Thursday.
Staff who have recently been hired will also qualify and any staff members that are self-isolating or ill will also be paid.
Clare Grainger, group people director, said: “Our highly valued colleagues have stood tall amidst the coronavirus pandemic, playing their full part in feeding the nation.
“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.”
Morrisons added, “Because it will be a percentage of the entire year’s pay, frontline colleagues at Morrisons will see the largest special bonus of those announced over the last few weeks in the supermarket sector.”
A former Tesco executive, Bruno Monteyne gave a stark warning that a major outbreak of the virus will lead to “empty shelves and riots.”
Monteyne said, “If a major coronavirus outbreak happens, that will quickly lead to panic buying, empty shelves and food riots.
“Plans are surely being drawn up with suppliers to rationalise product ranges when necessary.”
Monteyne who is a senior industry analyst and a former Tesco executive said online deliveries could stop over coronavirus fears.
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