Pandora to pay staff in full during Covid-19

Pandora to pay staff in full during Covid-19

Jewellery manufacturer and retailer Pandora will continue to pay its employees in full despite the financial ramifications of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The employer has confirmed that despite lockdown measures forcing UK stores to close once again, Pandora will continue to pay employees in full during uncertain times.

In March 2020 when all Pandora stores were forced to close, the organisation continued to pay its 28,000 employees in full by utilising the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The employer topped up the remaining 20% for staff that were placed on furlough.

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During the pandemic, 90% of Pandora’s 2,700 stores across the world were forced to close.

A spokesperson at Pandora said: “In these difficult times, Pandora is committed to supporting our employees as much as we can. When stores closed in Spring, we continued paying our employees, and this is also our approach now.

“In the UK, France, Belgium and other countries where lockdowns have been announced, we will continue normal scheduled base pay for four weeks to begin with, and then we will reassess as the situation develops. Where available, we will seek support from relevant government relief programmes to help fund salary payment during closures.”