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M&S pay row escalates as petition gains almost 100,000 signatures

A petition calling on Marks & Spencer to scrap proposed changes to its pay has gained almost 100,000 signatures and will be delivered to the retailer later today.

Kate Simpson (a pseudonym) started the petition in response to M&S’s proposals to axe extra pay for Sunday shifts and introduce a flat rate for bank holidays, while simultaneously increasing the base rate for qualified customer assistants, and introducing pay rises for section co-ordinators and section managers.

Simpson said her personal loss from the changes stands at £1,366 per year.

MP Siobhain McDouagh plans to hand over the petition, which had more than 94,000 signatures on Thursday morning, to a senior member of M&S at the Oxford Street store at 1pm.

A spokesman for M&S said: “We believe our proposed new approach to pay and pensions would reward our people in a fair and consistent way, simplify and modernise our business and help us attract and retain the best talent so we can continue to provide great service for our customers. The proposals include one of highest pay rates and one of the best benefits packages in UK retail.

“The consultation is ongoing and we are listening carefully to our colleagues and their representatives.”

 

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