Pauline Foulkes - Usdaw National Officer says: "Tesco's head office staff are understandably very concerned that the company is proposing further large scale job losses. Usdaw reps and officials are providing support to our members at this difficult time. We will now enter into consultation talks with the company over the coming weeks to look at the business case for their proposed restructuring. Our priorities are to keep as many staff as possible in employment and to get the best possible deal for our members. In the meantime we are continuing to provide the help and advice Usdaw members need through this process."
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fourth biggest trade union with nearly 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 20% in the 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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