Morrisons to introduce 4 day working weeks at HQ – with a small catch

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Morrisons to introduce 4 day working weeks at HQ - with a small catch
Morrisons told The Yorkshire Post that pay for affected office staff will remain the same.
// Morrisons is to introduce a four-day working week for its 1500 staff at Bradford head office
// Staff will reduce their weekly hours from 40 to 37.5, working 9 instead of 8 hours a day over four days
// However, they will also have to do a six-hour shift one Saturday a month

Morrisons is reportedly set to shake-up its head office working practices by introducing four day weeks – although staff will still be required to work one Saturday a month.

According to The Yorkshire Post, the move will affect the Big 4 grocer’s 1500 staff across its Bradford headquarters as well as the Coalville offices for its clothing brand Nutmeg.

The changes include a reduction of weekly hours from 40 to 37.5 – working nine instead of eight hours a day over four days, plus a six-hour day one Saturday per month.


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Morrisons told The Yorkshire Post that pay for affected office staff will remain the same.

In addition, staff will be phased back into the office from July 27 – the date the changes to office working practices are expected to come into effect,

Regarding staff who have been working from home during the pandemic, Morrisons said they could continue doing so, except for those in roles where they are in teams that need to be in the office to ensure efficient decision making and delivery.

Morrisions has reportedly been working on the plan before the Covid-19 pandemic, even trialling it with some office staff as early as last year.

The retailer told The Yorkshire Post that the changes would ensure better coverage across the working week, ongoing social distancing, improved work-life balance, and make the business more attractive for prospective employees as well as retain existing staff.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Tough one to call, that.

    On one hand, you get 3 day weekends 3 times a month. On the other hand, you jus know that the scheduled working Saturday will be either the best weather of the month, or be a day your friends / family want to do something that you won’t be able to go to.

    I missed so much when I was forced into working x weekends out of y.

  2. A lot of staff won’t get a 3 day weekend and are instead forced to take a day they don’t want, like Tuesday. I understand a lot of staff are very angry that Saturday working is being forced on them.
    Bet they’d still be required to pick up work emails if something urgent came in on their allocated weekday day off too.
    Reduction in hours sounds good in theory, but the workload will still be the same.

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