a IKEA will reduce sick pay for unvaccinated employees who have to self-isolate due to Covid-19, according to BBC. The furniture giant justifies that the rules must evolve in line with the conditions of the pandemic.
IKEA, which employs about 10,000 people in the country, said employees who are fully vaccinated or not vaccinated but in other circumstances — such as if they are pregnant or for other medical reasons — will be paid full pay.
In this way, a worker who receives his gross salary – between 400 and 450 pounds per week (about 480 and 540 euros) – will receive the minimum amount scheduled for his reduction of 96.35 pounds per week (about 115 euros).
according to SICI News, which cites a source from IKEA Portugal, This situation will not apply in our country. The company explained that “although IKEA Portugal advocates vaccination as a measure to jointly protect everyone’s health, we do not have any restrictive action in relation to colleagues who have chosen not to be vaccinated and therefore follow the law of our country.”
This is happening at a time when the increase in new cases of Covid-19 is causing many employees to lose work, either because they have fallen ill or because they are at risk.
Indeed, there are companies that will make even tougher decisions: Several US companies have revealed that Citigroup, one of the largest banking entities in the United States, will fire at the end of the month employees who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 and who do not provide any justification. The media.
A new variant, micron, which is considered worrying and highly contagious by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been discovered in South Africa, but since South African health authorities issued the warning in November, infections have been reported in at least 110 countries, being dominant. in Portugal.
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