DIY giant Bunnings will pay their full wages for the duration of the lockdown to all permanent employees impacted by stage four restrictions in Melbourne.
All staff will remain employed by the hardware juggernaut, despite the fact that Melbourne metropolitan stores only operate on severely reduced service schedules for trades and industry partners.
For the remainder of the six-week lockdown, casual employees who work 12 hours a week or more shall be paid the equivalent of their regular hours.
Those working less than 12 hours a week will be paid their normal rostered hours by the equivalent of two weeks.
Mike Schneider, Managing Director of Bunnings, said the store is willing to stand by its Victorian staff even though there is no work available.