Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed Ocado’s commitment to pay a 10% bonus payment to frontline employees, including personal shoppers, drivers and LGV drivers from 23 March and while the crisis continues.
Daniel Adams, Usdaw National Officer says:
“It’s a tough time for all those working in the food supply chain at the moment. We are all reliant on the essential service they provide and they deserve our support, respect and appreciation more than ever. So we very much welcome Ocado’s recognition of the work they are doing in difficult times.
“We continue to work with Ocado to ensure employees’ health and wellbeing are protected throughout these unprecedented times. We also call on customers to stay calm and respect all workers who are providing vital support to the public through this crisis.”
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK’s fifth biggest trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.