Wagamama apologises over Christmas sick leave threat


Unite says apparent threat of disciplinary action for calling in sick is ‘a shocking example’ but quite normal across industry

The restaurant chain Wagamama has apologised after workers at a branch in London were threatened with disciplinary action if they called in sick.

A staff notice appended to a rota for the Christmas period told workers that “calling in sick during the next two weeks will result in disciplinary action being taken”, according to a copy sent to the Unite trade union.

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