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Barclays offers triple overtime pay for staff on coronavirus frontline

Boost for thousands working in call centres and branches to implement state aid for businesses and borrowers

Barclays is offering triple overtime pay to frontline staff as it tries to manage an “unprecedented” surge in demand for mortgage holidays and government-backed business loans during the coronavirus lockdown.

The move will affect thousands of lower-paid employees in call centres and branches who are working extra hours to deal with an increase in customer calls and a jump in the number of colleagues off work because they are ill, self-isolating or juggling childcare. It is understood that up to 30% of Barclays’ key staff have been unable to work at any one time during the outbreak.

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Source: The Guardian

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