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Drive home the advantage in pay fight at Tesco hubs

Issue No. 2482

Over 700 Tesco lorry drivers and warehouse workers at distribution hubs in Doncaster and Belfast are being balloted to strike over a “pitiful” pay offer.

Bosses offered 0 percent for 2015 and 1.5 percent for 2016—after posting half yearly profits of £345 million.

Workers in the Unite union rejected the offer by 91 percent in a ballot that closed last week.

Tesco has pared down its distribution network in recent years to cut costs, but this also makes it more vulnerable to disruption—giving workers an edge.

They should vote for action and push that advantage home.

The ballot closes on Friday of next week.

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Tue 1 Dec 2015, 17:32 GMT
Issue No. 2482
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