Asda to offer staff a paid day off to mark King’s coronation
Asda has announced that its hourly paid store staff will be able to request a paid day off on the 8 May Bank Holiday to enable them to participate in the ‘Big Help Out’.
In addition, over 380 Asda Community Champions across the UK will be arranging litter picks in places such as parks, community centres, beaches and canals to support the national day of volunteering that marks the King’s coronation.
Staff wishing to participate in the ‘Big Help Out’ will be able to book a day off while still being paid and their holiday entitlement will not be affected. Staff members who choose to work on Monday 8 May will receive double time.
Asda will be publicising details of the ‘Big Help Out’ events on community boards in-store and customers can also download the ‘Big Help Out’ app.
In addition, Asda will be “surprising” 10 coronation inspired community projects across the country with funding.
Asda chief people and corporate affairs officer Hayley Tatum said: “We’re proud to mark the coronation of King Charles III by supporting the ‘Big Help Out’ and enabling our colleagues to come together, celebrate and give back to their local communities.
“We understand that this is an incredibly important event for many of our colleagues, and they want to get involved, which is why we’re offering them the opportunity to take a day off to support their local area, without needing to use their holiday entitlement.
“We are also saying thank you to those colleagues who do choose to work on Monday 8 May by offering them a double time payment as a thank you for their continued efforts to serve our customers over the Bank Holiday weekend.”