Co-op travel staff agree to four-day week

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Leeds Co-operative Society is introducing a four-day week for staff in itstravel operation over the Christmas period to try and avoid making redundanciesas a result of 11 September. The 19-strong network of Co-ops in Leeds had been showing a 48 per cent risein trading figures before the attacks, but the firm has now been forced to takemeasures to protect its 200 staff from redundancy. Employees have agreed to work a four-day week on their usual pay for sixweeks over Christmas. In the New Year, as business picks up, they will work a six-day week butonly be paid for five, balancing out the wage bill. The company is cutting overheads and suspending recruitment as well asoffering reduced hours and temporary redeployment. “We are only as good as our staff so we don’t want to lose them. We’redoing everythingwe can to keep them together,” said personnel managerAmanda Harrison. Previous Article Next Article Co-op travel staff agree to four-day weekOn 13 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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