Wates announces resumption of full pay for majority of workforce
Chief Executive thanks colleagues for ‘great professionalism in the most challenging of conditions’
The Wates Group has today announced the reinstatement of full pay for all non-furloughed staff with immediate effect.
Wates Group Chief Executive David Allen said the decision had been made possible by the “amazing efforts” colleagues had made to keep the business performing and delivering for its customers through the challenging conditions of lockdown.
Wates has continued operating throughout the crisis, implementing the industry’s new site operating procedures and social distancing at all its workplaces. Apart from a 48-hour pause in March, which allowed project teams to work out how to apply the new procedures safely and effectively, virtually every project has continued to operate successfully and safely throughout the last three months.