Joanne McGuinness - Usdaw National Officer says: “Usdaw has engaged with Sainsbury’s in an extensive consultation over the pay deal and contractual changes. We are pleased to have moved the company on some elements, but we remain concerned that 7% of staff will not benefit from what is a substantial pay rise for the vast majority. Some staff could be worse-off after the 18 months of top-up payments end in March 2020 and we will continue in talks with the company to try to mitigate that issue. We now start a period of individual consultations with staff, Usdaw reps will be supporting our members through that process and we will be writing to all our members to confirm the improvements reached during consultations.”
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Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest and the fastest growing trade union with around 430,000 members. Membership has increased by more than 28% over 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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