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Malridge

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Re: Food
« Reply #25 on: 05-12-18, 10:47AM »
If anyone can find, in writing that they supply free tea and coffee, then it becomes a legal entitlement by way of custom and practice!

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Re: Food
« Reply #26 on: 05-12-18, 04:16PM »
Not self entitled at all. We are discussing the unjustified removal of what was a long standing benefit to employees from a company which prides itself as a great employer.

The only time I have ever seen the canteen and food written down as some kind of benefit is when you start and they tell you about the subsidised canteen which not all Tescos have and the free tea and coffee which they all still have.

If you got more than that at your store great but its not universal and certainly not a benefit thats available for the whole work force.

Like I said why do you think you are entitled to free food?

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« Reply #27 on: 06-12-18, 11:22PM »
we only get free tea, coffee & toast & sometimes a buffet to celebrate what ever it is we are celebrating at the time.

they did start charging for toast (10p a slice) but the money kept getting stolen so they gave up  ;D

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Re: Food
« Reply #28 on: 07-12-18, 08:51AM »
Anything not chained down gets stolen from our canteen, cutlery, mugs, plates, salt/pepper etc

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Re: Food
« Reply #29 on: 07-12-18, 04:43PM »
If anyone can find, in writing that they supply free tea and coffee, then it becomes a legal entitlement by way of custom and practice!


lol no it doesnt.

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Re: Food
« Reply #30 on: 07-12-18, 05:31PM »
Hi forrestgimp
Hmm! Why not Pray tell?

marnie

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Re: Food
« Reply #31 on: 07-12-18, 06:31PM »
I unfortunately tupe in 2017 expecting redundancy this year when they cut evening service my store should be run on chef manager only but I was to expensive to make redundant but its gotta come

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Re: Food
« Reply #32 on: 07-12-18, 09:32PM »
Marnie, same in our store, of the four tupe Staff who transferred over two have now left, the other two have had their hours changed several times and cut so when redundancies do happen (it’s going to close, it’s just when) they have already saved over 50 percent. Tesco stopped being interested in the welfare of their staff a long time ago.

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Re: Food
« Reply #33 on: 08-12-18, 12:39PM »
Good grief I wish I hadn't asked now.  As regards to us having fridges, we have one small fridge and to be honest there's plenty of thieves about so I wouldn't put anything in there.

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Re: Food
« Reply #34 on: 08-12-18, 04:24PM »
Hi forrestgimp
Hmm! Why not Pray tell?



Well its more incumbent on you to explain why it is, however.....

What follows is a useful list of pointers in establishing custom and practise has been created.

  • Any custom and practice must be established and long-standing and followed by the parties over a long period of time.  If the custom and practice has been carried out only on a temporary basis then any employment tribunal claim is likely to be defeated.
  • The custom and practice needs to have been continuously applied on every occasion that it has arisen and above all it must be reasonable.
  • The custom and practice must also be certain and followed over a period of time, with very few if any exceptions.
  • The custom and practice must be known to the parties and communicated usually verbally or by carrying out the practice on each and every occasion with an expectation that it will be implemented.

Now I would assume that tesco would argue that any store that gave free food to its workforce did so on its own without input from head office, I would also say not all Tesco stores have done this (mine certainly hasn't)  so they would be forced to implement it company wide should they accept your assertion of custom and practice.

So I dont think it has legs to be honest. I could be wrong I know custom and practise has been used in the past one such case was the payment of the 15 mins owed to the company when you worked full time and got a bank holiday shift off under the old 1/5 of your working week constitutes your bank holiday entitlement. The holiday pack that was sent down always included in big bold letters that if it has been custom and practise in your store to not force employees to repay the 15 mins they didnt have to I think the cut off for that that IIRC was 2001 so if you were employed after that you had to pay it back regardless. All that changed when the bank holiday entitlement was sorted out by the European courts and the system became essentially illegal.


Feel free to take it to management and try but I would not hold your breath.



Good grief I wish I hadn't asked now.  As regards to us having fridges, we have one small fridge and to be honest there's plenty of thieves about so I wouldn't put anything in there.

dont be daft we are only having a discussion no one is getting upset, Its interesting reading peoples opinions about it and chipping in with yours.
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Re: Food
« Reply #35 on: 17-12-18, 12:38PM »
Anything not chained down gets stolen from our canteen, cutlery, mugs, plates, salt/pepper etc
my mate had to go on the shop floor and buy his own forks the other week.lol

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« Reply #36 on: 17-12-18, 02:39PM »
Is a steel toaster or a plastic white kettle worth anything to me :question:

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Re: Food
« Reply #37 on: 18-12-18, 04:59AM »
Talking of free food, anyone had the Xmas dinner yet , ours was bloody awful ended up leaving canteen and buying a  sandwich

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« Reply #38 on: 18-12-18, 07:32AM »
They decided to forget about Christmas dinner for the twilight shift in my old store this year. Only days were invited. They did the same with the buffet.

Talk about driving a wedge!!

If Tesco can't be bothered with their staff (even if it just a couple of times a year) why would their staff be bothered with Tesco

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« Reply #39 on: 18-12-18, 09:14AM »
Totally Agree with you Flatout, My store the same twilight's left out only days given Christmas Diner then Managers wonder why Staff on twilight's get naffed off!

Plus it is making a US and Them situation!

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« Reply #40 on: 18-12-18, 10:10AM »
Our store did xmas dinner last week, all staff were given the chance to attend, Store Manager asked Elior to put an extra sitting on at 4pm for the twilight team. Meal was very good given the fact it is mostly a frozen mass produced offering. Not allowed to use fresh vegetables or make their own roast potatoes. Store manager provided a few extras, charged to cost centre.
Very well received by the 80+ staff who attended over the 3 sittings.  :P :P :P

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Re: Food
« Reply #41 on: 18-12-18, 10:47AM »
Hiya Night Owl

Our store put 2 settings and last one was at 1.45pm yes people could have gone but I don't think twilights are going to come in 2 hrs before their shift and mine would of been 5 hrs!

Like you said people had the choice!

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« Reply #42 on: 18-12-18, 06:51PM »
Our staff restaurant if one can even call it that anymore is usually a shambles, but credit where its due they made a real good effort for the Xmas meal, a very nice meal.
Tesco - the moden day word for workhouse

Charlie Harper

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Re: Food
« Reply #43 on: 18-12-18, 09:04PM »
Our staff meal was probably the best one we've ever had (in 6 years). Manager added a few extras which made the difference. 4 sittings, the last at 7pm for the twilighters.

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« Reply #44 on: 19-12-18, 01:27AM »
They always do the Christmas meal on the same day of the week so it is the same people who miss it year after year.  :thumbdown:

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Re: Food
« Reply #45 on: 19-12-18, 07:27PM »
I never eat Xmas dinner at the work.

I do eat the left overs after the meal is finished, though. ;)