Tesco is reportedly offering voluntary redundancies to its staff in 16 stores around Ireland, approximately a tenth of its store portfolio, Checkout has learned
A spokesperson for the retailer said, "We are opening up applications for voluntary redundancy in a small number of stores for some colleagues who are on historic terms and conditions."
"This is entirely voluntary and is aimed at introducing greater flexibility in our stores to free up resources so we can improve our customer service by investing in having more colleagues on the floor during the busiest times of the day."
Last week, the retailer announced the departure of its commercial director, John Paul O'Reilly, and Tony Keohane, its chairman and former chief executive.
Earlier this week, Keohane joined the board of MarketHub, a retail technology firm.
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