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Morrisons rescue of McColl's welcomed - Usdaw seeks assurances for staff

Date: 09 May 2022 Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed the intervention of supermarket giant Morrisons in rescuing convenience retailer McColl’s, potentially saving 1,100 stores and 16,000 jobs. Usdaw is now seeking assurances for the future for staff along with trade union recognition to give them a voice in the business.
Joanne McGuinness – Usdaw National Officer says: “It is great news that Morrisons has been successful in their bid to buy McColl’s out of administration and it will be a huge relief for the staff. We are now seeking urgent discussions with Morrisons to help secure the future for the staff.
 
“McColl’s was a non-unionised business, which meant their staff had no real voice in the future of the business. Usdaw has a long-standing and productive relationship with Morrisons and we will be looking to extend trade union representation to all staff in McColl’s.”
 
Notes for editors:
 
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with around 360,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemical industry and other trades.
 
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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