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Re: Asda today - Tesco tomorrow??
« Reply #25 on: 28-10-19, 03:32PM »
There are contractual norms in retail, but there is also economic principles in play that would force bargaining power to the employee and not the employer, as similar and normalised as retail contracts are becoming, the principles of supply and demand, staff turnover and whether it's an employee or employers market will have an effect, obviously supply is heavily in favour for retail positions, but too high turnover will impact operations and the bottom line. As things are at the moment, a degradation in contracts means a degradation in loyalty, people will just go to the highest bidder.

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Re: Asda today - Tesco tomorrow??
« Reply #27 on: 09-11-19, 10:44PM »
Could be Tesco tomorrow, the staff doesn't stick together as they used too, Union Memberships has dropped from 82% to 61% in 10 years if it drops to 49% then who knows, ALL retail staff are expendable,  experience is helpful BUT not necessary in retail.

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Re: Asda today - Tesco tomorrow??
« Reply #28 on: 10-11-19, 10:42AM »
We are not far from it. We already have unpaid breaks. We already have reduced night premiums. We already have people employed on flexi contracts. We just have not changed longer term colleagues to flexi contracts. However, with the exception of checkouts most stores don't use the flexi forms. Not all checkouts do this either. We tend to say "Susan has rung in sick, we need Saturday covered. You are a flexi worker you need to do it". This is a very poor way of managing people on flexi contracts. We should be giving out flexi sheets as far ahead as we can, fairly and within availability window. We should then cover sick by asking for short notice support and not demanding that people can't make plans as might be called into work. On the back of this, if somebody is on a flexi contract, they do need to show some flexibility. They can't turn down all shifts outside core hours.
The main difference with Asda is that if you have a fixed contract and you have only worked 10-2 Monday to Friday, you will now have to be willing to work outside these hours or days. The paper stated someone in the bakery on early hours, there is an 11 hour window they need to leave between shift so the midnight finish is unrealistic. The permanent change to different hours in the day is already in existence, that could happen to anyone with new dept structure change or changes to routines. That part is not new. We have all had hours or days off changed at some point, well most of us have. That baker may have never had it happen to him but I bet others in his store have had to change hours.

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Re: Asda today - Tesco tomorrow??
« Reply #29 on: 10-11-19, 11:36AM »
Could be Tesco tomorrow, the staff doesn't stick together as they used too, Union Memberships has dropped from 82% to 61% in 10 years if it drops to 49% then who knows, ALL retail staff are expendable,  experience is helpful BUT not necessary in retail.

This is more to do with the inadequacy of USDAW than anti-union tactics from Tesco. GMB have at least not signed into a partnership agreement with Asda where they surrendered their rights to ballot  strike action.

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Re: Asda today - Tesco tomorrow??
« Reply #30 on: 10-11-19, 06:00PM »
So only 300 out of 120,000 staff refused to sign the new contract.  That say's it all really.

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Re: Asda today - Tesco tomorrow??
« Reply #31 on: 10-11-19, 06:40PM »
It would be the same if introduced to Tesco. Very few people would actually fight the changes most would just moan it whilst accepting the change

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Re: Asda today - Tesco tomorrow??
« Reply #32 on: 10-11-19, 06:42PM »
Hit them where it hurts shop elsewhere.