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Showing Appreciation for Frontline Heroes

18.09.2020, 08:05

Showing Appreciation for Frontline Heroes

Mitie has awarded an extra day’s holiday to over 25,000 frontline employees, and introduced benefits to ensure access to healthcare and support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The group’s frontline heroes have been working tirelessly to keep the United Kingdom running during the pandemic by delivering a range of activities from cleaning supermarkets and hospitals to setting-up drive-in test centres and Nightingale Hospitals, and maintaining production lines in pharmaceutical plants.

The additional day of holiday recognises their efforts and is being accompanied by the introduction of new benefits including free access to a virtual GP service for all permanent and fixed term employees. Provided via Medical Solutions, the service will ensure colleagues receive the health and wellbeing support they need. The service is also available to all members of employees’ households and offers unlimited GP consultations by phone or video during their employment with Mitie.

As the winter approaches, all Mitie employees – that are not eligible for the UK Government’s extended flu vaccination programme – will be offered free flu vaccinations. Those entitled to the Government’s vaccination programme will receive guidance on how to access the vaccination scheme.

Mitie is also providing life assurance for all permanent and fixed term employees to give them peace of mind during this pandemic. In the unfortunate case that the benefit is needed, the employee’s nominated beneficiary will be paid 1x annual salary, with a minimum benefit of £10,000.

Jasmine Hudson, HR Director, Group and Specialist Services, says: “These new benefits are a token of our appreciation to our colleagues who have been working tirelessly to keep Mitie and the UK running during this Coronavirus pandemic.

“We want to say a huge thank you to our people, whether they are working on the frontline, or in offices, kitchens or living rooms. With these new, industry-leading, benefits we’re doing everything we can to look after our colleagues during these challenging times.”

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