Bulletin: Issue 13 April 2021
WILKO SICKNESS ABSENCE POLICY UPDATE
FAO ALL WILKO EMPLOYEES
Following the consultative ballot on industrial action and the huge support from GMB members and a unanimous verdict that the new imposed sickness policy was not acceptable, we have been in negotiations with Wilko on a new absence policy.
Over the past 2 weeks these negotiations have been positive with both Wilko and GMB working together to ensure we protect the genuinely ill and give the ability for those team members with good attendance to build up sick pay entitlement.
We believe we are now aligned on the principles of the new policy and the work left to do is on the detail of the new policy and to ensure the systems are in place for a fair and consistent application across all team members.
We are hopeful that this work will be finished within the next 2 weeks at which point we will be able to ballot members on the proposals.
We thank you for your continued support and patience on this matter, we are confident of a positive outcome.
GMB National Officer
Posted: 14th April 2021