Furious shoppers are threatening to boycott Tesco after their use of forced labour schemes came to light yesterday.
An advert on the Jobcentre Plus website is calling for night-shift workers who will be expected to work for just Jobseekers Allowance (paid by the Government, not Tesco, at a rate of £53.45 per week for under 25s) plus expenses. The position is advertised as permanent.
After years of bullying locals, Tesco have finally been given permission by bureaucrats to build a new Tesco in Glastonbury on the site of a formers plastics factory. Unfortunately for Tesco, travellers have now occupied the site, and are trying to rally local support against them.
Since before Christmas, the former Avalon Plastics factory site in Glastonbury has been occupied by travellers.
The travellers gained access to the site ‘legally’ as workmen had not secured the padlock correctly. Therefore, no ‘breaking and entering’ had taken place.
A brief look at the supermarket plot to dispense of the services of a large percentage of their workers. Where are USDAW is all of this? They are sat in board rooms, chasing peerages, and brown nosing the bosses.
Have you ever used the self-service checkouts in a supermarket? If so, please consider the following.
An interview with a Polish agency worker who attempted to organise a reduction of workloads in a Tesco distribution centre in Ireland.
This interview, done by Jasoslaw Urbanski, was published in July 2005 in the Polish monthly Nowy Robotnik and in Wildcat no.74, summer 2005.
“We are picking 800 - No more!”
How did you get to Ireland?
As supermarkets continue to hike their prices, it seems a response is being planned – and not before time. But will it work?
A new initiative from a few people in London, including Ian Bone and raw (one of the leading lights of the ex-Wombles and more recently of the London Anarchists network) which has both interesting and controversial elements to it is the Price Reduction campaign, which they intend to discuss in November and possibly l
The second strike of Tesco truck drivers has been suspended pending negotiations.
A second strike in the dispute at the Tesco distribution depot at Livingston near Edinburgh over changes to job contracts and union representation has been suspended after management offered to open talks with the T&G section of Unite - the union.
A second strike has been called in the row over changes to working conditions for drivers based at Tesco's Livingston distribution depot.
The Transport and General Workers' Union (T&G) say 150 drivers are to join the 24-hour strike next Tuesday. Tesco have strongly denied claims that drivers based in Livingston had been threatened with job losses if they did not sign a new contract. A Tesco spokesman has accused the union of "following their own agenda".
Only 25 per cent of normal truckloads of groceries and supplies are getting out of the Tesco distribution depot at Livingston near Edinburgh as the strike by drivers takes effect (reported previously on libcom), according to reliable inside information given to the T&G section of Unite - the union.
Tony Trench, T&G section of Unite regional industrial organiser, said in spite of the 'Fort Wapping' style security clampdown it was clear all was not well.
Eddie Stobart drivers have refused to scab on their Tesco counterparts and deliver supplies to Scottish supermarkets this bank holiday weekend.
The 150 Tesco drivers - who supply nearly 100 stores in Scotland - are on strike against the company's seeking to derecognise the drivers' union (UNITE), a move the union says would have cost many drivers £3,000 or more per year. The drivers voted 126 to 6 for strike action from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th May.
Richard Griffin explores the power of the supermarkets and finds a rapacious monster at our doors
Sittingbourne in Kent is not famous for much. It does though claim to have the longest High Street in Britain. If you had walked along it forty years ago you would have passed four fish mongers, seven butchers including a specialist pork one, no less than nine green grocers, four bakers and not a single supermarket (the first one arrived in the mid 1970s).