Management shake-up in store
Morrisons is to cut 1,500 manager jobs as it becomes the latest supermarket to shake up its staff structure.
The retailer, which has 13 stores across Kent, including Canterbury and Herne Bay, will create another 1,700 junior roles as part of the plans announced to all employees last week.
Its announcement comes a week after Sainsbury’s told its staff it would cut ‘thousands’ of management roles across all its stores.
A day earlier, Tesco had announced plans which will lead to it cutting 800 positions.
Morrisons’ retail director Gary Mills said: “Our aim is to serve customers better with more front-line colleagues in stores improving product availability and helping customers at the checkouts.
“Regrettably, there will be a period of uncertainty for some managers affected by these proposals and we will be supporting them through this process.
“Our commitment is to redeploy as many affected colleagues as possible.”
Joanne Mcguinness, national officer for shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw and Sata said: “Our priorities are to avoid redundancies and help our members stay employed within the business.
“We have secured from Morrisons a commitment to offer redeployment opportunities for all affected managers.”
Morrisons in Canterbury