Lorry drivers and warehouse workers at Tesco distribution centres REJECT 2.5% ...

Lorry drivers and warehouse workers at Tesco distribution centres REJECT 2.5% ...
Lorry drivers and warehouse workers at Tesco distribution centres REJECT 2.5% ...
Lorry drivers and warehouse workers at Tesco distribution centres REJECT 2.5% pay increase offer Unite said members voted against a 2.5 % offer saying it was lower than inflation If members vote for a strike then Tesco could see empty shelves at Christmas The distribution centres involved are in Belfast, Didcot, Doncaster and Thurrock 

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Tesco could face empty shelves this Christmas after lorry drivers and warehouse workers at four distribution centres have rejected a pay offer, their union has announced.

Unite said its members voted against a 2.5 per cent offer, arguing it was lower than the RPI rate of inflation so represented a real-terms pay cut.

If members vote for strike action then the supermarket giant could see empty shelves this winter which could potentially affect the Christmas period.

Supermarket shelves have been empty in recent weeks as a result of a shortage in lorry drivers

Supermarket shelves have been empty in recent weeks as a result of a shortage in lorry drivers

The distribution centres involved are in Belfast, Didcot, Doncaster and Thurrock

The distribution centres involved are in Belfast, Didcot, Doncaster and Thurrock

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: 'Tesco's staff have kept working throughout the pandemic and that alone surely means they deserve a decent pay rise. Instead, they are being offered

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