Vanarama gives staff paid leave to cast EU referendum vote

Andy Alderson

Vanarama will give its employees one hour of paid time off tomorrow (23 June 2016) to ensure that they have the opportunity to vote in the EU referendum.

The leave will apply to the 125 employees at the van leasing organisation’s head office location.

The policy aims to motivate staff to take part in the referendum. Andy Alderson (pictured), chief executive officer at Vanarama, has encouraged employees read up on the issue and make their voices heard.

Alderson said: “In an effort to encourage as many of my staff as possible to cast their vote in the EU referendum, I am going to give them all an extra hour of paid time off to get to the polling station.

“Whether they start late, take a longer lunch or go home earlier, I don’t mind as long as they vote and, no, I’m not going to try and tell them which way to vote.”