I support the Tesco workers
Tesco, it’s personal
We’ve all shopped there. So many of us have worked there, or know a friend or family member who has. But right now, the largest private sector employer in Ireland, Tesco, is trying to get away with cutting wages and working conditions for its long-serving staff.
So this is personal, and together we can use our voice to stand with the workers and change things.
Tesco are estimated to be generating between €200m and €250m in profit in the Republic of Ireland alone – but they’re singling out about 250 staff who’ve served them 20 years or more by threatening to cut their pay and conditions of employment without agreement.
This would mean some workers losing up to 20% of their income but the implications are much more severe than that. If Tesco can get away with changing contracts of employment without agreement for a small number of staff, there is nothing to stop them doing it to all other staff. In fact, what is there to stop other employers from doing the same?
The workers and their colleagues are taking a stand and from Valentine’s Day, Feb 14th staff in 8 Tesco stores across Ireland will start an ‘indefinite’ strike.
These workers deserve Tesco’s loyalty and gratitude, not cuts to their wages they can’t afford. So please tell Andrew Yaxley, Tesco’s CEO, that we expect far better than this. We’ll organise in-store deliveries of the petition, as well as a meeting with the top brass.