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This morning/afternoon.

Via BBC:

Ikea has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who need to self-isolate because of Covid exposure and in some cases for workers who test positive.

The retail giant acknowledged it was an “emotive topic” but said its policy had to evolve with changing circumstances.

…At Ikea unvaccinated workers, who do not have mitigating circumstances, who test positive will be paid in line with company sick pay.

Unvaccinated workers, without mitigating circumstances and required to isolate owing to being identified as a close contact, could now receive as little as £96.35 a week – the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) minimum.

Ikea cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff forced to self-isolate (BBC)


IKEA, Firhouse, Dublin

This morning/afternoon.

State aid.


Via RTÉ:

IKEA said it received aid from Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain and the United States but did disclose the sums.

Several of the countries have already been reimbursed, Ingka said, without specifying which ones nor the sums involved.

In a statement, Mr Oncu said IKEA had accepted the money “at the height of the pandemic to secure livelihoods and employments”.



IKEA to return state aid received during Covid crisis (RTÉ)


An artist’s impression of the new IKEA store at Vienna’s Westbahnhof station, where construction has just begun 

Set for completion in early 2021, (though there’ll probably be a bunch of screws and a weird plastic thing left over), the store, with its green facade of 160 integrated trees and roof terrace, has no car parking spaces – a nod to Vienna’s first rate public transport system.

IKEA promises 24 hour delivery for any items that can’t be carried out by hand.