- 5 December 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
According to the GMB London trades union, full time workers at the delivery company Yodel are not to be paid their wages for December until they start work in the New Year.
At the same time, temporary workers at Yodel are being paid every two weeks and therefore will see some income between Christmas and the New Year.
The GMB also revealed that self-employed drivers are to be offered no company discount scheme despite delivering parcels for Yodel at low rates year-round.
Steve Garelick, London Regional Organiser said: “GMB know some companies love to play the role of Scrooge over the festive period and say ‘Bah humbug!’ when it comes to paying their staff on time. In this case Yodel are putting pounds before people.
“Yodel may find that GMB members feel such behaviour is counter-productive, after all a happy workforce is a productive workforce. Perhaps Yodel management have missed this in their management manuals.”
Mike Hancox, CEO of Yodel, commented: “Reflective of Yodel’s new business operation, earlier this year we informed employees and trade unions about updates to our payment processes. This meant that, from September, monthly pay has been credited to our employees on the first day of each month, or the next working day. The changes mean that our employees were paid on December 2nd 2019, and will next be paid on January 2nd 2020.
“Recognising that these changes may have had an impact on colleagues as they adjust to the new payment period, where necessary we have worked with them to help minimise any potential disruption.”