Nestle headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland.
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DUBAI – Global food company Nestle, which has offices in the UAE, said it would pay full salaries to employees for at least three months amid the coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement, Nestle said the move will cover both part-time and full time employees as well as those working in the Kit Kat Chocolatory and Nespresso boutiques. Nestle has 291,000 employees around the world.
Employees who may have contracted coronavirus will be able to avail of sick leave arrangements, while those in financial difficulties would be provided with cash advances or loans.
For Canada, Nestle said it was temporarily raising salaries for factory and distribution workers by $3 Canadian dollars retroactive to March 16. Those who can not work from home will also get bonuses.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem and consequently we are offering help on the ground everywhere,” Nestle Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Nestle rival Unilever announced on Wednesday it would pay up to three months’ salaries to part-time workers. ICA/Expat Media
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