Brown Thomas and Arnotts staff to receive full pay during Covid-19 crisis

Stores availing of State wage support scheme

Brown Thomas and Arnotts staff are to receive full pay during the Covid-19 crisis

Brown Thomas and Arnotts staff are to receive full pay during the Covid-19 crisis

 

Brown Thomas and Arnotts have said they will continue to ensure all employees receive their full salaries during the Covid-19 crisis.

The retailers, which this week announced plans to suspend online operations after recently closing their physical stores, said while they will be availing of the Government’s wage support programme, it would ensure that everyone one in their employment would continue to receive 100 per cent of their salary, regardless of eligibility for the top-up scheme.

“Despite a solid financial performance in 2019/20, we must now proceed with caution and every decision we make right now comes with additional responsibility. However, we are equally conscious of the challenges faced by our people at this time,” the retailers said in a statement.

“We are making the right decisions now to protect jobs for our people, while ensuring we respond and innovate to meet the new consumer mindset and retail environment, which will be critical to the long-term future success of Brown Thomas Arnotts,” they added.