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Tesco workers should not be made to pay for boardroom failure, warns Unite

08 January 2015

Thousands of Tesco workers shouldn’t be made to pay because of boardroom failure warned Unite.

The warning from Britain’s largest union comes as Tesco announced plans to close 43 stores and its defined benefit pension scheme.

Unite members work across the Tesco distribution network as drivers and warehouse operatives.

Adrian Jones Unite national officer said: “Our members who deliver day in day out for Tesco, many of whom have done so for a great number of years, are now extremely concerned about their futures.

“We all know that Tesco’s mantle has wobbled recently but it is deplorable that management are now making the workers pay for failure at the top. This is on the same day that it announces the appointment of another CEO whose remuneration package will be staggeringly high compared with our members.

“Unite is extremely concerned over Tesco’s conduct and the job security of over 2,000 members, and is seeking an urgent meeting with management to discuss their future.”

ENDS

For further information Adrian Jones on 07739 654859 or contact Ashraf Choudhury in the Unite Press Office on 020 3371 2061 / 07980 224761.

Notes to editors

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.