// Tesco to pay workers a 10% Christmas bonus
// Hourly-paid staff will receive a 10% bonus for all hours worked between December 13-January 9
// Temporary staff will also be eligible for the bonus
Tesco has committed to paying its workers in stores, warehouses and its customer engagement centre a 10 per cent bonus for hours worked over Christmas and New Year.
The Big 4 grocer said hourly-paid staff would receive a 10 per cent bonus for all hours worked between December 13 and January 9, while frontline managers will get 10 per cent of their salary for weeks worked.
Temporary staff will also be eligible for the bonus, as long as they joined the grocer on or before September 1.
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Workers will also receive an extended 20 per cent discount on their shopping at Tesco in the run-up to Christmas.
Tesco offered a similar bonus to staff in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, for hours worked between March 9 and May 30.
“The hard work, dedication and resilience that colleagues have shown over the last few months has been remarkable,” Tesco UK and Ireland boss Jason Tarry said.
“This year has proven challenging and uncertain for so many of us and this bonus is a way of saying thank you for the incredible response of our colleagues to these challenges.”