Supermarket chain Tesco is rewarding its employees with a 10% bonus to recognise their efforts dealing with the increasing demand for supplies during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
The 10% bonus will be paid to all permanent employees that work within its stores, distribution centres, customer fulfilment centres and its customer engagement centre.
Hourly-paid employees will receive a 10% bonus based on their hours worked, while front-line managers will receive the same percentage based on their salary. Store-based staff will receive the payment based on hours worked between 13 December 2020 to 9 January 2021.
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Temporary staff will also be eligible for the special payment if they joined on or before 1 September 2020, while employees working in Ireland and Central Europe will receive a comparable bonus.
This is the third recognition bonus Tesco has paid its employees during the pandemic, with the first two being paid in March and May. The supermarket will also extend its 20% discount offer for employees that want to purchase items in Tesco stores.
Jason Tarry, chief executive at Tesco, said: “The hard work, dedication and resilience that employees have shown over the last few months has been remarkable. 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 staff to these challenges.
“We are also giving employees an extended 20% discount on their shopping in the run-up to Christmas, to help bring some extra festive cheer.”