Ingham’s is extending its health and wellbeing benefits across Australia and New Zealand to allow paid vaccination leave for its staff.
Ingham’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Andrew Reeves, said the new Vaccination Leave Policy will increase accessibility to COVID-19 vaccinations for its staff.
“Ingham’s has worked hard to take care of its people through the COVID-19 pandemic, and I am proud that we’re having ongoing conversations to ensure this continues to be our number one priority.
“In this latest initiative, we decided it was important to support our people and their work-life-balance, which means they can take paid time during their workday and at a time that makes it more convenient and accessible to them than what it might be on a weekend or out of work hours.”
Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, Ingham’s has prioritised its support for people’s safety. This has included establishing an Incident Management Team to coordinate our company-wide actions and consultation with governments, health agencies, customers and unions to ensure safety standards are met.
Providing additional paid pandemic leave benefits to enable its people – including casuals – to stay home, get tested and stay safe without financial burden .
Reconfiguring labour-intense operations to enable physical distancing by installing guarding and implementing enhanced personal protective equipment and high standards of hygiene practices.
Providing direction on carpooling to ensure safe travel to and from work; building temporary on-site facilities, such as lunchrooms, to accommodate physical distancing during breaks; separating shifts to reduce the number of people at any one time on sites, and increasing communication and consultation with employees.
Ingham’s high safety standards has enabled it to remain an essential service and keep operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with job security for its people and nourishing consumers with fresh, convenient, and affordable food that is always good.