Ireland - Retailer Tesco plans pay cut - January 31, 2016

The supermarket giant Tesco wants to get rid of a contract agreed 20 years ago that it claims is ‘inflexible’. Staff moving to a new contract would suffer a wage reduction of over €2 an hour from over €14. Almost 1,000 long-serving Tesco workers face a pay cut of over 16%, the loss of guaranteed overtime and a bonus. Tesco has asked workers to sign a new contract, negotiated in 2006, which would mean lower pay of €11.97 an hour, later working hours and rostering on Sundays. They would also lose a guaranteed bonus, which would now be based on performance. Trade union Mandate has announced that it will ballot for industrial action if the company forges ahead with the plans to slash the wages without agreement.

English: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/up-to-1000-tesco-staff-fight-massive-cuts …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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