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Northamptonshire Sainsbury’s distribution workers could be affected by the company’s proposals – Usdaw to engage in consultation talks

Date: 12 April 2023 Retail and distribution trade union Usdaw has been informed by supermarket giant Sainsbury’s of their latest plans to further change the company’s warehouse and transport logistics operations.
Usdaw members at the Sainsbury’s in-house frozen food operation at Pineham, on the outskirts of Northampton, could be affected by the proposed transfer of the site to logistics business GXO.
Dave Gill – Usdaw National Officer says: “We have been briefed by Sainsbury’s about their restructure proposals, which could impact our members at the company’s frozen food distribution site in the Northamptonshire. We welcome an early indication from management that no one would lose their job or get moved to worse contractual terms.
“Usdaw will  enter into detailed consultation talks with Sainsbury’s about the business case for their proposed transfer of operations at Pineham to the third-party logistics business GXO. In the meantime we are providing our members with the support, advice and representation they need.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 350,000 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 www.usdaw.org.uk
For further information please contact Usdaw’s Media Officer, David Williams on: 0161 249 2469, 07798 696 603 or by e-mail to [email protected]
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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