Greggs in talks with staff to reduce working hours as furlough scheme ends in October
High street bakery chain Greggs is entering into a consultation with staff members aimed at reducing some employees hours “to minimise the risk of job losses” when the furlough scheme ends next month.
The company which has five branches in Sheffield city centre has said that sales picked up over the past month as it continues its recovery following the coronavirus crisis.
The Newcastle-based business said it suffered a “challenging month” in August as the closure of seated areas meant it was unable to benefit from Eat Out To Help Out.
In a statement, Greggs said: “The outlook for trading remains uncertain, with rising Covid-19 infection rates leading to increasing risks of supply chain interruption and further restrictions on customer activities out of the home.
“In these challenging conditions our teams continue to work hard and have proven our ability to operate with social distancing and adapt to new digital channels.”