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14 July 2017

Tesco's 10% pay increase accompanied by cuts and job losses

Tesco called it its "biggest ever pay award"

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26 April 2017

Usdaw ADM 2017: Left challenge needed to end assault on retail jobs and conditions

In 2016 many changes were made within the big four supermarkets as they adapted to falling sales. The Coop, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Tesco all saw many store closures and thousands of jobs lost.

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5 April 2017

What would a socialist food industry look like?

How to feed the world? That is a question that capitalism has never been able to solve, with one-third of the world's total population suffering malnutrition. Even in the economically advanced capitalist countries like Britain growing numbers are reliant on food banks.

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15 February 2017

Solidarity with Tesco Ireland Valentine's Day strike

Up to 15 Tesco stores in Ireland took strike action on Valentine's Day 14 February after members of the trade union Mandate, which represents more than 10,000 workers at the company, voted 78% in favour of a walkout over contract changes

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18 January 2017

Billions in profit for Tesco, cuts and job losses for workers

Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, reported that it had its best sales growth at the end of last year's quarter for over five years. At the same time, 1,015 Tesco workers will lose their jobs as Tesco announced that it is closing two distribution centres in Hertfordshire and Derbyshire

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26 October 2016

Socialist inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Ched Evans case, Marmite brexit, NHS 'savings' and homelessness.

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13 July 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a roofing workers' strike in Wigan and supermarkets in crisis.

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22 June 2016

Reinstate sacked Samworth Brothers union activist

The recent rise in the national living wage, although still falling well short of a real living wage of 10 an hour, was meant to make it easier for workers to afford to pay their rent and bills.

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15 June 2016

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Student loan sharks; BHS workers face scrapheap; Tesco sells restaurants.

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25 May 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Conductors strike, healthcare assistants strike.

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20 April 2016

Stop supermarket bosses making us pay for their mistakes

Usdaw conference: On the eve of shop workers' union Usdaw's 2016 conference, Tesco boss Dave Lewis, who received 4.1 million in his first six months, was grilled by Channel 4 News for cutting workers' premiums and attacking pensions.

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16 March 2016

Living wage lie: end low pay with 10 an hour now!

A feature on low pay featuring articles by a Tesco worker, a public sector trade unionist and the experiences of a zero-hour contract worker

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10 February 2016

Cuts to premiums mean no 'rise' in store for Tesco workers

I almost laughed when I was told by my manager that I was getting a pay rise. From July I will be paid 23p more an hour. Great, what's not to like? But with a cut in premiums I won't be getting a rise at all.

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Multi-billion pount retailer Tesco, photo Suzanne Beishon

Multi-billion pount retailer Tesco, photo Suzanne Beishon

3 February 2016

Tesco slashes pay for thousands of workers

Thousands of workers at Tesco, the UK's largest private sector employer, could lose hundreds of pounds in pay, writes Scott Jones, Chair, Usdaw east London retail branch (personal capacity).

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13 March 2015

Revealed: Tesco's plotting against Doncaster drivers

An email trail of memos reveals cold-hearted calculations to force through a cost-cutting project

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First time candidate Scott Jones was within 113 seats of winning a seat on the Usdaw exec

First time candidate Scott Jones was within 113 seats of winning a seat on the Usdaw exec

25 February 2015

Left scares Usdaw leadership in elections

Socialist Party member Amy Murphy wins Southern region seat with 2,263 votes and finishes a close second in presidential election with 45% of the vote

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28 January 2015

Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

Socialist Party member Amy Murphy is standing for president in the Usdaw shop workers' union elections, as well as for re-election as a Southern division executive council member

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28 January 2015

Workplace news in brief

NHS strike suspended: As we go to press, the NHS strike due to take place on 29 February over pay has been suspended following an offer from the employer

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Tesco: every little cut helps

21 January 2015

Tesco: every little cut helps

In a small store such as ours, managers often end up working side by side with ordinary staff, all doing the same job. It's called "rumble", and can be a fun activity, joking and chatting, writes a Tesco worker.

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14 January 2015

Tesco: shop workers need fighting union leadership

Tesco's first trading statement of 2015 brought further profits warnings, news of cuts and further attacks on workers, writes Scott Jones, Candidate for Usdaw executive South Wales and Western division.

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