Morrisons confirms sick pay cut for unvaccinated workers

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Morrisons said its policy only applies to workers who are unvaccinated by choice
// Morrisons cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff
// Covid-positive staff get full sick pay regardless of vaccination status

Morrisons has confirmed it has cut sick pay for unvaccinated workers who have to isolate after being exposed to Covid-19.

Unvaccinated workers who are forced to isolate but test negative now get statutory sick pay of £96.35 a week.

Covid-positive staff get full sick pay regardless of vaccination status.


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Morrisons pays staff at least £10 per hour.

The move comes after Ikea, Next and Ocado cut sick pay due to increased staff absences.

Morrisons chief executive David Potts had announced the move in September in an effort to tackle the “biblical costs” of the pandemic.

Under Morrisons’ policy, if NHS Test and Trace informs an unvaccinated worker that they have been exposed to Covid-19, they will only get statutory sick pay – the legal minimum – when they isolate.

In England, unvaccinated people must isolate for 10 days if they are a close contact of someone with Covid, even if they do not test positive themselves.

However, any Morrisons employee who tests positive is paid full sick pay while they isolate, regardless of vaccination status.

Morrisons said its policy only applies to workers who are unvaccinated by choice.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. How can a Morrison’s shop floor worker pay their rent on £96 per week? The choice is mandated vaccination by subterfuge or losing the roof over your head. If this is not forced vaccination I don’t know what is. Up until covid, medical intervention was by consent. With the proverbial pistol at your head, it looks as though we have entered a new era. Is this what we have become?

    • I’m in absolute agreement with you. All these companies should be ashamed of themselves. What a disgrace!
      It’s sickening.

  2. I have only received 1 day sick pay out of 4 days off as I tested positive and haven’t been with the company more than 3 years.
    How fair is that??

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