MORRISONS has scrapped four-day working weeks for head office staff - amid complaints around working on weekends.

The Bradford-based supermarket implemented four-day working weeks in 2020 only for head office workers in the city, reducing their weekly working hours from 40 to 37.5.

But employees were expected to work 13 Saturdays within a year, which is equivalent to working one Saturday every four weeks.

According to The Grocer, Morrisons scrapped the scheme following complaints from employees about weekend work.

As a result, 2,000 staff members will now work 37.5 hours over a four-and-a-half-day work-week.

A Morrisons spokesperson said: "In recent years, our head office colleagues have worked a four-day week and then 13 Saturdays a year.

"The Saturdays have now been dropped following colleague feedback and we will work an extra half-day per week instead. The hours remain unchanged."

Saturday working was implemented to provide head office workers with an opportunity to support the company's 497 stores which operate on weekends.

This change comes a week after rival supermarket Asda introduced four-day working weeks to its business.

As part of a "case for change", some Asda store managers will be offered a scheme which includes flexible working hours and shorter shifts.