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Tesco pay deal: Usdaw breaks through £10 per hour rate in major step forward for the union’s New Deal for Workers campaign

Date: 07 April 2022 Following negotiations between representatives from retail trade union Usdaw and leading supermarket Tesco, the new pay deal will see a new minimum pay rate of at least £10.10 per hour for Tesco shopworkers in a ground-breaking pay deal. The deal is another step forward for the union’s New Deal for Workers campaign.
Daniel Adams – Usdaw National Officer says: “At such a difficult time, Usdaw is pleased to have secured a pay deal that not only delivers the highest hourly rate of pay in the sector but also delivers on the union’s New Deal for Workers campaign.

“As well as providing for a minimum rate of £10.10 for all staff, the deal gives members a right to request a ‘normal hours’ contract and ensures a minimum 16 hour contract for those that want it going forward.

“Tesco employees have worked through the pandemic helping to keep the nation fed in very difficult circumstances. It’s absolutely right that they receive a decent pay award. This deal is both a welcome boost and testament to the value of employers working positively with trade unions.”

Usdaw’s New Deal for Workers calls for:
  • A minimum wage of at least £10 per hour for all workers immediately, ending rip-off youth rates and providing a living wage.
  • Minimum contract of 16 hours per week, for everyone who wants it, that reflects normal hours worked and a ban on zero-hour contracts.
  • Better sick pay for all workers, from day one, at average earnings.
  • Protection at work – respect for shopworkers, abuse is not a part of the job.
  • A proper social security system, Universal Credit does not provide a safety net.
  • Job security, with day one employment rights for unfair dismissal and redundancy.
  • Fair treatment and equality for all workers, including equal pay.
  • A voice at work, stop rogue employers refusing to engage with trade unions and end ‘fire and rehire’.
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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