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Sainsbury’s proposes a restructure that could impact 1,500 roles – Usdaw will enter into consultation talks

Date: 29 February 2024 Retail trade union Usdaw has been informed by supermarket giant Sainsbury’s that they propose a restructure that could impact 1,500 roles within the business. The proposals could affect the company’s store support structure, three Argos fulfilment centres at Bamber Bridge, Sheffield and Stoke-on-Trent; along with an outsourcing of work from their Widnes call centre. A change to bakery operations puts roles at risk, with the vast majority likely to have redeployment opportunities.
Bally Auluk – Usdaw National Officer says: “We have been informed by Sainsbury’s about their proposed restructure that could affect 1,500 roles. Usdaw will now enter into meaningful consultation talks, where we will interrogate the business case put forward by management and seek to secure the best outcomes for those affected. Our priority is to keep as many employed within the business as possible. In the meantime, we are providing our members with the representation, support and advice that they need through this process.”
Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is one of the fastest growing unions in the TUC and 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 www.usdaw.org.uk
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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