We must protect store workers – and pay them fairly

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

Sophie Clarke, associate at Harcus Sinclair UK Limited

The Grocer

27 April 2020


"Amid the unfolding coronavirus pandemic, store workers across the UK’s major supermarkets face unprecedented challenges as they seek to balance the need to earn a living, keep shelves stocked and, critically, safeguard their own health and safety.


As the UK lockdown continues, store workers have been designated ‘key workers’ under the government’s guidance and are working to keep shelves stacked and the country fed. In recent weeks, stores have introduced additional measures to comply with the government’s policy of social distancing. However, store workers are not afforded social distancing to the same extent as consumers."


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Empty supermarket shelves during the coronavirus pandemic