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Majestic rewards staff with extra time off over Christmas and New Year period

Majestic is rewarding its staff for their hard work during 2023 with additional time off during the Christmas and New Year period. The wine retailer has… View Article

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Majestic rewards staff with extra time off over Christmas and New Year period

Majestic is rewarding its staff for their hard work during 2023 with additional time off during the Christmas and New Year period.

The wine retailer has said it will close all 208 of its stores across England, Scotland and Wales for an extra day on 2nd January.

As in previous years, Majestic will also close on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Majestic chief executive John Colley said: “As a thank you for the incredible efforts of everyone across the business over the course of the year – and in particular during what has been a hugely busy week heading into Christmas – Majestic will be closing all of our stores, our support centre and our distribution centre on Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the 2nd January, 2024.

“As a business, we know how important it is to spend quality time with family and friends, especially during the festive season. Rewarding our colleagues with these days off is the right thing to do to allow everyone to make the most of the Christmas break, and come back to work fully refreshed in the New Year.”

The move is part of Majestic’s ongoing focus on the health, wellbeing, learning and development of its people.

In April this year, the retailer made its biggest-ever investment in colleague pay when all store colleagues were awarded a basic pay increase that took their hourly rate to at least £10.60, ahead of the current National Minimum Wage.

This was introduced together with a new incremental pay structure that rewards colleagues for their Wine and Spirit Education Trust qualifications, their experience with Majestic, and the size of the shop that store managers and assistant managers are responsible for.

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