We were contacted by a group of 13 workers at one of IKEA's stores in the North of England. They were all on what was referred to as "peak day contracts", which is IKEA's version of zero hour contracts. To IKEA's credit, the Swedish company has furloughed its zero hours workers. The problem was that their furlough pay was not calculated correctly, in accordance with the government's own guidance. As a result, they were paid nothing. Zero Hours Justice got in touch with the head of HR at IKEA's head office to highlight the correct method.
Thank you so much for your email and getting in touch with the People & Culture manager for the UK. That is something I would never of been able to do if working alone.
Today, we received confirmation from People & Culture (effectively HR) for our store and they have said after re-consulting with the UK, they are going to pay us after all!
A great result which me and my co workers are very relieved about.
Again, I want to thank you for all your advice and help.