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Lorry drivers and warehouse workers at Tesco sites reject pay offer

Tesco said that sales stayed in positive territory in the 13 weeks to May 29 compared with a year ago
Alan Jones, PA Industrial Correspondent

Lorry drivers and warehouse workers at four Tesco distribution centres have rejected a pay offer, their union has announced.

Unite said its members voted against a 2.5% offer, arguing it was lower than the RPI rate of inflation so represented a real-terms pay cut.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Tesco’s staff have kept working throughout the pandemic and that alone surely means they deserve a decent pay rise. Instead, they are being offered what is, in effect, a pay cut.”

The distribution centres involved are in Belfast, Didcot, Doncaster and Thurrock.

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