Administrative error blamed for delay
Kwik Save staff have had their February wage packet delayed following an administrative problem.

The beleaguered supermarket told Retail Week that all of its staff would be paid by Monday.

Employees were sent an email this week that blamed an administrative problem for the delay. However the email is thought to have gone on to explain that the pay day date was being reviewed.

Usdaw national officer Joanne McGuinness said: 'After receiving reports that our Kwik Save members hadn't been paid we wrote to the company on Thursday reminding them that staff had a contractual right to be paid on that day and Kwik Save have replied saying they working hard to make sure all staff are paid today.

However, she added: 'Due to the volume of salaries being processed the company [Kwik Save] say there is a chance some staff may not be paid today and they can approach their area manager to arrange a wage advance if necessary.'

Kwik Save also declined to comment on whether the£50 million rescue package it announced last month had been completed. The deal is being led by former managing director Paul Niklas and is backed by Irish property tycoon Brendan Murtagh.

The 229-store discount chain has suffered severe stock shortages since before Christmas, as a Retail Week investigation uncovered last month (Retail Week Febraury 2).