Burn­side Tescostaff get10% payrise

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Staff at Burn­side and Dal­marnock Tesco stores are set for a 10.5 per cent pay rise.

Re­tail union Us­daw ne­go­ti­ated the pay deal which will see the basic hourly rate in­crease to £8.42 over the next two years.

The deal in­cludes im­prove­ments to ma­ter­nity and new starters pay and a par­tial con­sol­i­da­tion of pre­mium pay into the hourly rate.

Staff were briefed about the de­tails this week and the first stage of the in­crease paid from Novem­ber.

Pauline Foulkes, Us­daw na­tional of­fi­cer, said the deal came as Tesco was see­ing an up­turn in prof­itabil­ity.

She said: “Tesco’s re­cent dif­fi­cul­ties are a mat­ter of public record and the staff have played a big part in help­ing turn the com­pany around.

“Last year they re­ceived a one-off five per cent bonus in recog­ni­tion of that.

“So we are de­lighted to have ne­go­ti­ated a per­ma­nent, sub­stan­tial pay rise that av­er­ages over five per cent a year for the next two years. We have man­aged to re­tain pre­mium pay for Sun­day and bank hol­i­day work­ing, de­spite a par­tial con­sol­i­da­tion, even though most ma­jor re­tail­ers have now moved to a flat rate.

“This pay deal is a big step for­ward and shows that the com­pany is pre­pared to in­vest in the staff to help grow the busi­ness.”

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