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edited 5 February 2013 at 1:44PM in Quick! Grabbit while you can
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  • edited 1 February at 5:26PM
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    edited 1 February at 5:26PM
    caroc said:
    If you should be in Wilco's doing some essential shopping, some of the last of the xmas stock is selling for 10p.
    16 pack Red napkins with white stars
    gold baubles with a leaf pattern
    gold bows
    cardboard gift labels that go over a bottle
    Bought disinfectant and
    for 10p a 4-metre roll of 100% recyclable wrapping paper - not an obvious Christmas design, just mottled green/gold.
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    https://www.gmb.org.uk/news/wilko-attacks-keyworker-heroes-cutting-sick-pay
    I've written to the CEO about this and got a fob off reply from an underling. I emailed the CEO again stating I am withdrawing my custom until he confirms that there will be no reduction of staff benefits. I'm not holding my breath and shopping elsewhere.
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    "GMB will not tolerate this abuse".
    Rather a strong word for changing how often they will pay company sickness benefit. 
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    "GMB will not tolerate this abuse".
    Rather a strong word for changing how often they will pay company sickness benefit. 
    But from the February 1, if a Wilko employee has a single day of sickness they will have no further entitlement to company sick pay for the next 12 months.

    I think this new policy is very harsh on those with chronic diseases but am guessing that this is a counter-reaction to a lot of casual sickness from part-timers - possibly those under 22yrs who get hired on the cheap - which leaves stores understaffed. Also creates more demand on primary care services when seriously sick people struggle to access their GPs.
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    So much to read, so little time.
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    NigeWick said:
    I emailed the CEO again stating I am withdrawing my custom until he confirms that there will be no reduction of staff benefits. 

    That'll show him.
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    Marcon said:
    NigeWick said:
    I emailed the CEO again stating I am withdrawing my custom until he confirms that there will be no reduction of staff benefits. 

    That'll show him.
    If I'm the only one, I doubt it. If thousands stop shopping there, he just may take notice but I doubt it. I can buy what I want elsewhere.
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    Is Wilkinson's the same shop as Wilko?
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  • edited 8 February at 8:33PM
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    edited 8 February at 8:33PM
    Is Wilkinson's the same shop as Wilko?
    Yes.  They re-branded quite a while ago.

    (Similarly J Sainsbury became Sainsbury's)
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