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Tesco workers forced to make up riot time hours

Issue No. 2266

Tesco workers in Salford are being forced to work hours “lost” when the store was closed during the riots, they have revealed.

The supermarket staff at Salford Shopping City’s Tesco Metro were sent home on safety grounds.

But they were told that they would have to work extra hours to “make up” for the time lost.

One staff member said, “It is disgusting they expect us to work the hours.

“It wasn’t our fault the store had to close.” A Tesco spokesperson admitted the story is true, saying staff have been given “options to make up their hours”.

Tesco stores were targetted in riots across Britain—particularly in Bristol where there is a campaign against the chain.

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Tue 23 Aug 2011, 17:58 BST
Issue No. 2266
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