Sunday, February 15, 2009

Every little helps...Tesco 'scrooges'.

Tesco bosses have been dubbed scrooges after docking wages of low-paid workers who were snowed-in last week and unable to get to work.

Tesco is renowned as an employer that values it staff.

But their decision to make their workers pay the price for one day's bad weather tarnishes their hard-earned reputation for decency.

I don't know if anyone employed at the Deepings branch of Tesco failed to make it to work through the snow: but I wouldn't be surprised.

Frankly, anyone who attempted to drive through the worst of the local snow should be banned from driving - that's why there were sensibly no buses until after lunch on one of the recent snow-days.

I am surprised Tesco appear to be treating thousands of their shelf-stackers and till operators in such a miserly manner.

A company that posted profits of £2 billion last year can surely afford to make a gesture to keep their low-paid workforce on-side, particularly as Tesco are said to be losing market-share to Asda.

The irony is of course, that if their own workers couldn't get to Tesco's, they were probably not needed anyway, as the shoppers couldn't get there either..!

I hope Tesco do the decent thing and quickly announce a u-turn.

Making savings to protect profits is sensible: but by docking wages loyal staff who were unable to get to work in a once-in-20-year weather event, Tesco are skating thin ice.


Anonymous said...

Don't tell me you want to nationalise Tesco as well?

fairdealphil said...

Lol. OK, i won't tell you!!