Small but significant...
Signing up to the struggle...
Shooting the video.
Something Tesco would rather not see at their stores- unions!
This has been called by some a blatant union busting operation, as not only will the drivers be offered new contracts with Eddie Stobart on a much lower payscale, but their pensions will be repealed and there will be no union representation.
This scandalous state of affairs occurs just months after it came to light that Tesco also support the DWP's so-called 'Workfare' scheme, in which long term unemployed are forced to work full time hours for Tesco (and other companies) for their Giros, under the threat of all their benefits being cut if they refuse.
So, it would seem that 'every little helps' Tesco to maintain their bottom line at the expense of their employee's pay and conditions, as well as pushing working conditions back to the times of Feudal Indentured Labour!
Not that I ever shopped there anyway.
Video of Cambridge demo here:
...And more details here:
Thanks due to Ozzy for additional research materials for this article.
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