Tesco not attending Workplace Relations Commission today

Tesco not attending Workplace Relations Commission today

Tesco has denied reports that it is to attend talks at the Workplace Relations Commission today.

Management said that they are still waiting for a date to sit down with staff representatives at the WRC.

The company is trying to avoid industrial action, sparked by a decision to reduce the pay of long-serving staff to keep them in line with the rest of its workers.

Yesterday, the company has claimed that 700 have accepted a voluntary redundancy package.

"Feedback from our colleagues was that the voluntary redundancy offer was generous and fair," the company stated. "Over 70% of our pre-1996 colleagues have now accepted voluntary redundancy.

"We continue to focus on implementing this change for our remaining pre-1996 colleagues which takes effect from 16 May and will continue to engage colleagues on this issue in advance of this date."

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