Pavers have announced today that hourly-paid workers will be encouraged to attend their Covid-19 vaccination appointments, and where these fall during working hours they will not lose any renumeration as a result.
Joint Managing Director Jason Paver says:
“We don’t want our staff to have to choose between getting the vaccine or getting paid. To make it easier for people to attend their vaccination appointment, if it falls during working hours, we will provide paid release for them to attend.”
This new policy will benefit approximately 1,000 hourly-paid staff in Pavers and Jones Bootmaker stores nationwide who would not normally be paid for time off for medical appointments.
The family-owned and run Yorkshire-based business lives by a set of core values, one of which covers a responsibility to local communities. Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the responsibility the business has for the health & well-being of their staff and the wider communities that the stores serve when they are open. They aim to be supportive of alltheir staff’s health needs, but now more than usual, they want to assist those who wish to be vaccinated.
In total Pavers have approximately 1,400 staff working across 163 stores of the Pavers and Jones Bootmaker brands and their York head office and warehouse facility.
The cost of the paid release for staff will be split 50/50 between Pavers and the Pavers Foundation; a charitable foundation set up with a £2m donation by Pavers in 2018 to make a meaningful impact on local communities by donating to causes relating to health, education and community.
Originally published on www.yorkshire-business.co.uk by West & North Yorkshire Chamber