Marks & Spencer staff and their representatives have reportedly presented to senior management a series of alternatives to the retailer’s proposed removal of Sunday pay premiums, as part of an ongoing consultation on the planned changes.
Staff have come up with 10 alternatives, including paying staff one and a half times their hourly rate on a Sunday rather than double, City AM has reported.
M&S proposes 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.
A spokesman for M&S told Drapers: “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.”