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Author Topic: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/  (Read 156049 times)

lordadmiral

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom dontdontHewitt/
« Reply #800 on: 28-03-21, 07:08PM »
Don't hold your breath folks,  firstly it could cost Tesco billions in back pay so they will put the biggest and best lawyers in there legal costs of 10s of millions will not faze them as the claim is very shaky
Tesco claim distribution and stores are two separate businesses within the Tesco group ((Tesco stores Ltd and Tesco Distribution Ltd) therefore according to Tesco same rules do not apply.
When the claim looks doomed Leigh Day will back out and you will hear no more about the claim as happened with the claim they started for Sunday pay/double time.

Regarding Sunday pay, double time rates.  Any legal action had no chances to be successful because of the national legislation.  UK employees rights are one of the worst amongst developed and developing countries. Companies like Tesco know that and will use it against own employees.
Equal pay is right thing to do in my opinion but I would preferably see experience/ performance related pay.
« Last Edit: 28-03-21, 07:41PM by Nomad »

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #801 on: 29-03-21, 09:38AM »
Personally think performance related pay is the way too go to....

But back to the claim, Still think it could take the best part of the decade before even if employees were successful, that they would actually recieve any compensation. Many employees would not doubt have left and be "untraceable" to the company.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #802 on: 29-03-21, 10:31AM »
If it will cost the industry Billions then don't be surprised when there is mass job losses as a result

It will be hard for them to have less workers when we are pared to the bone as it is.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #803 on: 29-03-21, 11:23AM »
Plenty of fat to be cut from head office.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #804 on: 29-03-21, 11:51AM »
Still management to cut from large stores.....
Can run a Sunday with 2-3 managers, yet even after structure change will still have 8 on a quieter mid week day.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #805 on: 29-03-21, 11:53PM »
Personally think performance related pay is the way too go to....

But back to the claim, Still think it could take the best part of the decade before even if employees were successful, that they would actually recieve any compensation. Many employees would not doubt have left and be "untraceable" to the company.

It looks like it would be another 10 years. If I remember right it took 12 years for Birmingham Council workers to win theirs case.
Sad part of our case is that some might be already dead when case will be settled.
But for some it might be nice lump sum for 15 years of work.
Just need to wait.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #806 on: 30-03-21, 10:16AM »
In the event of settlement in employees' favour and the prior demise of some employees  (who have worked during the relevant period)  is it not executors/solicitors job to collect all monies owing to the deceases estate ?
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #807 on: 30-03-21, 12:06PM »
Don't hold your breath folks,  firstly it could cost Tesco billions in back pay so they will put the biggest and best lawyers in there legal costs of 10s of millions will not faze them as the claim is very shaky
Tesco claim distribution and stores are two separate businesses within the Tesco group ((Tesco stores Ltd and Tesco Distribution Ltd) therefore according to Tesco same rules do not apply.
When the claim looks doomed Leigh Day will back out and you will hear no more about the claim as happened with the claim they started for Sunday pay/double time.

Regarding Sunday pay, double time rates.  Any legal action had no chances to be successful because of the national legislation.  UK employees rights are one of the worst amongst developed and developing countries. Companies like Tesco know that and will use it against own employees.
Equal pay is right thing to do in my opinion but I would preferably see experience/ performance related pay.
when usdaw negotiated for equal pay for Sunday’s/ bank holidays and overtime it was assumed everyone would go up to the double time/ time and half instead everyone was down to the lower rate. Thankyou usdaw .
I have been with the company a number of years and usdaw have not got us anything we would not of got anyway.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #808 on: 30-03-21, 01:04PM »
Usdaw have helped me immeasurably over the years, What do you think we would have without unions. To answer that just look to America where you can be sacked for wearing the wrong coloured shirt to work on dress down friday.

It may not be the most militant but its all we have if you feel its not worth having then stop your membership no one forces you to be in it.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #809 on: 30-03-21, 01:50PM »
No, we have all the rights we enjoy today from past unions! the  usless worthless ones we have now are a waste of time, we cant even strike.

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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #810 on: 30-03-21, 02:34PM »
Usdaw have helped me immeasurably over the years, What do you think we would have without unions. To answer that just look to America where you can be sacked for wearing the wrong coloured shirt to work on dress down friday.

It may not be the most militant but its all we have if you feel its not worth having then stop your membership no one forces you to be in it.

Or petition to have USDAW replaced as the recognised union with one that is actually anti-corporate. Something like the RMT for the train companies, we need one that would love to see Tesco go bankrupt.

And unlike the rail companies, Tesco isn't a monopoly, strike action would mean more custom for their competitors.
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Re: Equal Pay/Leigh Day /Tom Hewitt/
« Reply #811 on: 30-03-21, 03:23PM »
Let us not turn yet another topic into a union bashing thread, deserve or not.
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