Unions call for urgent talks with Tesco over 15,000 job cuts


Union, Unite has called for urgent talks amid growing fears the supermarket chain could be planning to cut, 15,000 jobs across the UK.

Staff were told by Tesco in a memo that the plan for restructuring is “still being finalised,” the Mail on Sunday reported.

Adrian Jones, Unite’s national officer said this is a, “worrying time” for their union members.

Jones said, “What is required very quickly from Tesco is clarity on its intentions going forward.

“Our top priority this week is to arrange a meeting with Tesco’s management to get a clear picture of what the supermarket is planning.

“While the reports centre on job losses in store, such as the bakeries and deli counters, we still need to know what this could mean for our members.”

Usdaw who is the main union representing Tesco staff said the fear of the possible job cuts is “distressing,” the Union said that they are also seeking urgent clarification to the situation.