Retail

‘Thousands’ of Asda staff face dismissal if they don’t sign new contract

Thousands of employees at Asda face dismissal next month if they refuse to sign a contract that will require them...

Worker exploitation commonplace in supermarket supply chains

10 Oct 2019

Poor pay, exploitative working conditions and human rights abuses are commonplace in the supply chains for major supermarkets

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Hays Travel buys Thomas Cook shops saving 2,500 jobs

9 Oct 2019

As many as 2,500 jobs at Thomas Cook could be saved after Hays Travel agreed to buy the collapsed travel...

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Fresh concern over jobs as UK service sector slumps

4 Oct 2019

The UK's service sector, which makes up 80% of the country's economy, contracted in September prompting fears of a recession.

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John Lewis to reduce leadership team by a third

2 Oct 2019

John Lewis Partnership is to consolidate its executive leadership team from 225 to around 150 as it restructures to manage...

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Former chief executive takes Clarks to tribunal over misconduct claims

30 Sep 2019

Mike Shearwood says he was not given the opportunity to defend the claims.

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Violence and abuse against shop workers reaches ‘epidemic’ proportions

10 Sep 2019

A Co-op funded report has called for government action to prevent crime against retail workers, claiming it has reached ‘epidemic’...

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Lawyers seek equal pay law clarification in Tesco case

28 Aug 2019

The law firm bringing an equal pay claim on behalf of Tesco staff is seeking clarification on equal pay legislation...

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Costa Coffee franchisee’s training cost deductions ‘unfair’, staff claim

20 Aug 2019

Employees at a Costa Coffee franchise in Essex claim they have had £200 deducted from their final payslips to cover...

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Asda staff protest over contract changes

15 Aug 2019

Asda staff have taken part a rally outside the retailer’s headquarters in Leeds in protest over contract changes that will...

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Tesco to shed thousands of jobs

5 Aug 2019

The UK's largest supermarket chain is cutting 4,500 jobs mostly across its 153 Metro stores, as it puts measures in place to simplify processes.

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Tesco worker ‘left in the dark’ about role was unfairly dismissed

5 Aug 2019

A former Tesco employee who was left in the dark about changes to her role and suspended for not accepting them was constructively and unfairly dismissed.

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Asda equal pay case heads to the Supreme Court

1 Aug 2019

The Supreme Court will consider whether shop floor workers at Asda can be compared to workers in the distribution centre...

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Unions and retailers urge action over violence in shops

28 Jun 2019

With 115 attacks every day it's time for extra measures to protect retail workers demand unions, associations and supermarkets.

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Tesco asks former staff to return redundancy overpayments

20 Jun 2019

Former Tesco staff who were made redundant last month have been asked to return redundancy sums that were overpaid to...

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