Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sainsbury’s comes under further public scrutiny

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Sainsbury’s are preparing for protests tomorrow outside its headquarters over working conditions.

Trade union GMB is rallying against the announcement of cuts to workers’ hours at one of its main own brand food manufacturers Bakkavor.

This will see workers who make humous, of which there is a growing demand, lose £14.40 a week. The workers in question are already paid minimum wage and will now be required to work until 3am many of which have said will leave them stranded for hours.

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The Grocer has reported that Bakkavor has no plans other than redundancy for workers unable to keep up with the new schedule.

The supermarket came under flak earlier this week after a gay couple were asked to leave a store following a complaint. LGBT rights campaigners have been vocal in their commendation of the country’s second largest supermarket. 

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