Abandon changes to Wilko’s sick pay policy that would only give sick pay to workers for their first absence each year.
Why is this important?
From 1st April 2020, Wilko are set to scrap sick pay for 21,000 workers across the country.
This means that Wilko will not issue sick pay for all workers after their first absence. The rules effectively mean if you're ill more than once in a year - you will not be paid for it beyond statutory minimum. The maximum statutory sick pay is only £94.25 a week
The new policy will increase the likelihood of people going to work when they are unwell and contagious because they could not afford to miss out on much needed wages.
Wilko should scrap the policy and make sure their employees are looked after correctly with acceptable sick pay.