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Bunnings scraps zero-hour contracts at Homebase

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The new owner of Homebase, Wesfarmers' Bunnings, has removed zero-hour contracts in a bid to 'build a strong culture within the company'.

Bunnings' MD for UK & Ireland, PJ Davis, said: “We want to engage them in their work, train them and offer development opportunities”.  

All Homebase staff receive the National Living Wage, irrespective of age. Bunnings implemented the change after acquiring the chain in January 2016, and it is understood to have resulted in a pay rise of over £500 for the majority of its store staff.  PJ Davis commented: “It’s costing us more but we thought it was a fairer way of distinguishing between staff”.

The first Homebase store to be re-vamped and re-branded as Bunnings was in St. Albans, and opened its doors last week.

Learn more about the launch, here and take a look at our photographs of the opening event, here.

Source : Insight DIY

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06 February 2017

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