Monday, 27 February 2017

Tesco to replace 1,700 managers with lower-paid staff

Tesco plans to replace 1,700 deputy managers in its chain of Express convenience stores.

Their work will be taken by an extra 3,300 lower paid "shift leaders", increasing staff numbers by 1,600.

The retailer said the deputy managers would be offered the new roles, redundancy payments or be redeployed.

It comes on top of 1,000 job cuts announced by Tesco in January as part of a plan to cut the number of its distribution centres.

Tracey Clements, managing director of convenience stores at Tesco, said: "To help improve our service to customers in our Express stores we are aiming to have more of our colleagues on the shop floor, more often.
"We appreciate that these changes will impact our deputy manager colleagues, and will do everything we can to support them throughout this period."

BBC    News.