Morrisons provides better rest areas for colleagues with £30m staff facilities makeover

Bradford, England, 2016-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is giving its staff facilities a £30m makeover in order to make them better places to take a break for hard-working colleagues.

Staff will play an important role in the revival of the company and management have decided to invest in better rest areas after listening to colleagues who said they needed to be modernised and made more comfortable.

The four year makeover will see dated decor and fixed furniture replaced at all of the company’s stores. Separate dining and casual seating areas will be developed for colleagues.

The revamped Morrisons colleague rest areas feature:

  • Casual dining tables and soft informal seating areas
  • Subsidised freshly ground coffee machines
  • Free wi-fi throughout colleague areas
  • Access to mobile phone charging points
  • An upgrade of staff toilets

Some colleague kitchens will also be developed and will include an expanded range of hot and cold foods available to staff throughout their shifts.

Morrisons Chief Executive, David Potts said: “We are a business that listens hard to colleagues and responds wherever possible. We asked our staff for their views about their stores and many commented about their restrooms saying they would like them to be more relaxing and offer a better food service. This investment will ensure they are provided with the facilities and food to help them recharge during their breaks.

In September, Morrisons announced that 90,000 store staff would receive a pay rise with hourly rates increasing from £6.83 to £8.20.

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