BARGAIN store B&M will shut all of its shops on New 12 months’s Day to present its staff a break.
B&M will shut all of its shops on New 12 months’s Day to present its staff a breakCredit score: Alamy
In recognition of its workers members’ efforts, the retailer will shut all shops on the primary day of January for the primary time ever.
B&M wrote on Twitter: “To present our colleagues a well-deserved relaxation, all B&M shops can be closed on January 1st.
“We hope 2021 is a superb 12 months for all of our colleagues, their households and all B&M customers.”
B&M hasn’t but confirmed to The Solar whether or not staff can be paid for January 1 nor whether or not it comes of out of their annual depart, so we’ll replace this text as soon as we hear again.
Though many appreciated the gesture, followers of B&M additionally needed the retailer to close shops on Boxing Day too.
One Twitter person requested: “Can we have now Boxing Day too plzzzzzzz?”
Whereas one other added: “I wish to see ALL retailers work collectively and shut shops on Boxing Day.
“Households solely have a couple of days to be collectively this 12 months, allow them to have Christmas off and luxuriate in their time with family members!!!”
And a 3rd one stated: “Allow them to be off boxing day too that be nice and hopefully all different large shops do the identical.
“They been working all through the pandemic and have acquired no recognition for it [sic].”
B&M has greater than 28,000 staff and 650 shops throughout the UK. Yow will discover your nearest one by utilizing its store locator tool.
A variety of shops have extended their opening hours in the run-up to Christmas together with Boots, Primark and Aldi.
It comes as the federal government has confirmed shops can stay open longer in December with a 24 hours choice to spice up retail.
When Primark reopened after lockdown on December 2, keen shoppers queued in the dark from 5am.