“We are working in unprecedented times”.
UK video game retailer GAME has furloughed its staff on full pay until the end of April due to the coronavirus outbreak but cannot say for sure if they will have jobs beyond that point.
GAME was forced to close every one of its 247 stores on March 24th when the UK government issued a call to shut all retail shops selling non-essential items. Frasers Group – the name of GAME owner Mike Ashley’s retail business – issued an email on March 31st which has been seen by Eurogamer, and notifies furloughed staff that regular pay will continue from 26th March up to 30th April 2020. The level of pay is determined by average monthly income rather than contracted hours.
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