Brown Thomas and Arnotts to pay staff full salary and benefits during Covid-19 outbreak 2 months ago

Brown Thomas and Arnotts to pay staff full salary and benefits during Covid-19 outbreak

Good to see.

Brown Thomas and Arnotts have announced they will continue to pay their staff their full salary and benefits while their stores are closed during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The retailers said they will avail of the Government's wage subsidy scheme, but will also top up staff pay to 100% of their normal earnings.

"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," the statement added.

The retailers this week announced plans to suspend online operations after recently closing their physical stores.