He adds: "We will obviously completely understand that you don't want to wait around for us to re-open - but deeply appreciate your work".
"Whilst other companies such as Costa have promised their staff eight weeks fully paid, Wetherspoon has left over 40,000 people without their next pay date".
The 35-year-old said: "I wasn't surprised that something like this would happen after the Wetherspoon boss told staff to go and work for Tesco". They need to pay rent and buy food, and because of the low wages he's always paid them, they will not have savings to depend upon.
Workers and unions have heavily criticised the pub chain, describing Martin's actions as shocking.
"His selfish approach says unless the Government puts money into my bank account today he'll let the workers who have made him rich suffer".
"If bosses disregard employees' well-being then Government should take tougher action to force compliance".
The pub giant said its communication to staff had been misinterpreted by the press and the union.
"Weekly paid employees will be paid weekly on a Friday from April 3, while those on monthly pay will be paid monthly, on the 27th of each month, from April 27 â€" although an interim payment will be made on April 9, said Wetherspoon.
It has drawn up its own proposed rules as to how the government's retention scheme would work and has submitted these to ministers for approval.
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