Following the announcement on Friday that Mandate trade union workers at Tesco have voted in favour of industrial action, the retailer has revealed details of a compensation package it is offering to affected workers.
"We are disappointed with the result of the Mandate ballot of our pre-1996 colleagues," a Tesco spokesperson told Checkout. "We have proposed a generous compensation offer including a voluntary redundancy scheme at 5 weeks per year of service uncapped and compensation of 2.5 times annual loss of earnings for colleagues moving to our main contract."
Tesco is seeking to move affected workers to its 'main contract', which covers "the vast majority of our workforce, as the pre-1996 contract means we have too many colleagues working during the early quieter times of the week and not enough during the busiest."
Tesco also said that due to the opening of a voluntary redundancy scheme, it has delayed the implementation date for these changes to 16 May 2016.
"We remain open to constructive discussions in the WRC although no date has been agreed," the spokesperson said.
Last week, Tesco said it is to attend a 'conciliation conference' at the Workplace Relations Commission, following the announcement of industrial action.
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