Ikea cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff ordered to isolate – The National

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  • Date: 11-Jan-2022
  • Source: The National
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: UAE
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Ikea cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff ordered to isolate – The National

Ikea imposed a financial penalty on unvaccinated UK employees who miss work if they are ordered to isolate themselves after coming into contact with someone with Covid-19.

But if these workers become ill with the virus they will still receive sick pay as normal, the company said.

The changes, which came into effect in September, mean unvaccinated staff only receive statutory sick pay of £96.35 ($131) a week during the 10-day isolation period, which is much lower than average weekly wages before taxes.

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