The festive season rapidly approaches and we can all agree that everybody is in dire need of a break and of recalibrating with loved ones.
This is one of the main reasons why some supermarkets across the nation have chosen to close on Boxing Day. It will be their way of saying “thank you” to their workers for all they have done during the pandemic. Asda in Milton Keynes will be amongst the supermarkets only reopening on the 27th of December.
The following stores will also remain closed on Boxing Day:
- Home Bargains
- Pets at Home
- The Entertainer
- Marks and Spencer
- John Lewis (except for the Trafford Centre store)
Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, however, have chosen to go against calls from the Unions to close on Boxing Day but have stated they will reward the workers whom agree to come in. Tesco will be granting frontline staff an extra 10% bonus. Sainsbury’s will have reduced hours, something agreed on per staff request. They have also stated most workers will be granted the day off. Morrisons, on the other hand, has stated work will be voluntary and members of staff who opt to come in will receive double pay.
Keeping all of this in mind, it is more important now than ever, to be kind to each other this holiday season. Those of us Christmas shopping and going out on Boxing Day must treat retail workers with the utmost respect and kindness, as it has been a very tough year for us all, and if we can learn anything from this pandemic it is to extend our kindness onto those around us.
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© MKFM News 2020