Nick Ireland - Usdaw Divisional Officer says:
“Tesco’s Cardiff call centre staff are understandably shocked by the announcement of the company’s planned closure, they are being briefed by managers this afternoon. Usdaw reps and officials are providing support to our members at this difficult time. This is clearly devastating news for our members and will have a wider impact on South Wales, as so many jobs are potentially lost to our local economy.
“We will now enter into consultation talks with the company over the coming weeks to look at the business case for the proposed closure. Our priorities are to keep as many members as possible in employment, whether that is with Tesco or other local employers, and to get the best possible deal for our members. In the meantime we are providing the help, advice and support Usdaw members need through this process.”
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Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers)
is the UK's fourth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with over 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 17% in the last five years and by nearly a third in the last decade. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the Union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
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