Wilko to slash sick pay for thousands of workers

Wilko store front

Wilko is set to remove sick day payment for its warehouse and shop floor staff after their second absence within a year.

The value retailer has said staff will not receive sick pay following their first day of absence or for any subsequent day taken within a 12-month period.

Employees who have been with the business for less than a year will also receive no sick pay at all.

The new policy will be enforced from April 1 onwards. The retailer said it has been put in place to curb its “high sickness absence levels” and bring it in line with competitors.

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