To M&S and John Lewis
Why is this important?
Right now, drivers for the delivery company Parcelforce have to pay £250 every time they call in sick. They say this is to cover the costs of finding a replacement driver, but it’s more than a day’s pay.
Parcelforce make their money because of contracts with shops like John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. These shops care what customers think and are desperate to avoid bad publicity. If thousands of us put pressure on John Lewis and M&S to re-think the contracts, they could force Parcelforce to drop this dodgy policy.
Can you leave a comment on the Facebook page of Marks & Spencer and John Lewis?
It's great to personalise your comment, but here's some ideas of what you can say:
- I'm a customer, and want you to do everything you can to make sure you're not endorsing charging people for being sick.
- What will you do as a business partner to make sure Parcelforce aren't allowed to get away with this?
- Your business has the power to stop Parcelforce charging it's drivers for being sick. What will you do to make sure this happens immediately?
- As a customer, I expect you to speak to Parcelforce immediately about their exploitative policy of charging people for being sick. Will you?
Want more info? Here's a news article from the Guardian about what's going on: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/06/sick-parcelforce-couriers-royal-mail-mands-john-lewis-hamleys-dpd
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