Co-op staff paid bonus for their efforts

EMPLOYEES of the Channel Islands Co-operative Society have been paid another bonus just a few months before the annual meeting of members.

Co-op CEO Mark Cox. (29467884)
Co-op CEO Mark Cox. (29467884)

Qualifying staff have been given the equivalent of one week’s pay in recognition of their hard work in a challenging year. It comes on top of a Covid-19 bonus paid to frontline staff earlier this year.

‘We work for a unique organisation that values recognition and believes in sharing success with colleagues,’ said chief executive officer Mark Cox.

‘I am so proud of all of our colleagues and how everyone has come together over the past year.

‘It is gratifying to be able to ensure that all colleagues can share fairly in the society’s success.’

As part of its ‘fairness and equality’ mantra, more than £1.5m. was invested in its frontline staff last year.

Additional rewards and benefits have also been offered to colleagues including enhanced holiday allowances, pay increases above RPI and free healthcare for those working more than 12 hours a week.

It is likely members will welcome a healthy dividend payment when the meeting takes place online at the same time in Jersey and Guernsey on 8 June.

The society is looking for feedback from the members before the meeting to ensure it is doing enough in the community and for the environment.

‘In an unprecedented year,

we listened to the type of support our members needed and tried

our best to respond with new services such as online shopping,’ Mr Cox said.

‘We want to remind islanders to share their feedback and to engage with us. By receiving feedback and questions ahead of the AMM we can make sure our members have a voice at that meeting.

‘We want to encourage our members to engage with us and share their thoughts on how they feel we did and what we can do better in the future.

Members can find out more about the AMM and how to attend by visiting www.channelislands.coop/AMM2021

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