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Pay review 2023

Started by person7, 05-02-23, 02:55PM

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dilligaf

Can I just say, everyone hating the pay rises, shop floor or manager level, there are lots of jobs  out there (maybe more than ever) why are you all still working here???

penguin

I guess its fear that stops people leaving, I looked around at jobs back in 2016 but just did not have the bottle to step out of retail and what I had known since leaving school, then after the first wave of covid began to subside I though you know what life is far to short to be stuck in a job I no longer like, started looking around in August 2020 and within a week found a new job, had one interview via zoom, a second in person and that was it, worked my weeks notice and never looked back.

Do not let anyone tell you there is not a decent job and life beyond Tesco.

SAMCRO

Over the years I have noticed a few members on here that no longer work at Tesco but still post on this website.

What makes you come back and check in on here? I'm just curious

madness

I suspect they never actually left and jsut make up they are on 200k a year instead of £10.20 an hour as the worlds best store assistants

King1999

Therapy probably good to talk and share experiences about this s*** show.

penguin

#480
Quote from: SAMCRO on 14-05-23, 04:04PMOver the years I have noticed a few members on here that no longer work at Tesco but still post on this website.

What makes you come back and check in on here? I'm just curious

Got family who still work for Tesco but aint very good on tech and computers so keep an eye on various topics on here for them, that and I also know a couple of people I worked with who use the site but use made up names to protect there privacy and like to see how there getting along.
Do not let anyone tell you there is not a decent job and life beyond Tesco.

HalloweenJack

Lidl just announced a payrise up to £12.30 an hour (days ) outside M25

Raven

Lidl's new pay announcement: increase to £11.40 from £11.00, rising to £12.30 with length of service.

fatlad


Raven

Between us all, we might have got all the details in there... maybe  :D

fatlad

Whatever the details are it still puts them and Aldi another step ahead of us. We'll  soon be the lowest paying again as can't see us matching it anytime soon.

Nomad

'We are most competitive we have ever been'
.
QuoteHe said that Tesco's margin has sat between 3% and 4% over the past four or five years with profit year-on-year down, while the retailer lifted wages by 15% over the past year.
Hands up all those who got 15% ?
Nomad ( Forum Admin )
It's better to be up in arms than down on your knees.

fatlad


Morris999

Quote from: Nomad on 28-06-23, 10:21AM'We are most competitive we have ever been'
.
QuoteHe said that Tesco's margin has sat between 3% and 4% over the past four or five years with profit year-on-year down, while the retailer lifted wages by 15% over the past year.
Hands up all those who got 15% ?
Every CA and Team support who are not contracted to Sundays got 15% over the year.
Shift leaders I believe got over 17%.

NightAndDay

I'm fortunate to get an above inflation increase, what grinds my gears is lauding 15% as exceptional or competitive when the vast majority of this increase is legally and socioeconomically mandated, the national living wage went up 9.7%, inflation running at over 10% for the past 2 years and not to mention the competition have also raised their wage floor by similar amounts.

The pay increases could have been a lot worse, but to say they did this as an investor in people and to be competitive is a half truth at best, if they didn't, it would be recruitment and PR suicide.

1982dave

Quote from: Morris999 on 28-06-23, 03:47PM
Quote from: Nomad on 28-06-23, 10:21AM'We are most competitive we have ever been'
.
QuoteHe said that Tesco's margin has sat between 3% and 4% over the past four or five years with profit year-on-year down, while the retailer lifted wages by 15% over the past year.
Hands up all those who got 15% ?
Every CA and Team support who are not contracted to Sundays got 15% over the year.
Shift leaders I believe got over 17%.
spot the comment of a manager complaining here did anyone force you to take you're salary paid job no you chose to do it but what's even more funny that there are managers like you're self moaning when you just had a tidy little bonus what was more than a lot of people's pay rise spread out over said year

barafear

Just to put a bit of context into this - whilst strictly speaking the 15% pay increase is true, the timing of said increases mean that it doesn't feel like 15%.

So in terms of base wage for B/C grade, we went to £9.55 in Sept 2021.

We stayed on £9.55 until July 2022 - with an increase to £10.10 (5.7%)
The next increase came in Nov 2022 - 20p (1.9%) to £10.30
And then the latest increase to £11.02 in April 2023.

So indeed, in April 2022, we were on £9.55 and now we're on £11.02 - a 15% increase.

However, as others have said, the bulk/entirety of the increase has been regulatory.

In fact, if you take things back to Sept 2021, the increase has still only been 15% - that's over a period of 21 months - so the "annualised" pay increase would only be around 9%.

In Sept 2021, the NLW was £8.91 and now it's £10.42 (an increase of 17%). Our pay was 64p above NLW in Sept 2021 and now we're 60p above. Again the % above NLW is falling all the time.

I haven't seen any recent data, but I fully expect the NLW to go above £11.02 next April - so Tesco will again be "forced" to increase our pay - and once again one of the managers will ensure that it is communicated in as positive a way as possible.

Teddybonkers

Excellent post barafear :thumbup:

MillieMoo

I just have a quick question...I am a Sunday only worker. I work one full shift on a Sunday and that's it. I was never briefed about the changes to pay and premium - in fact I was told it is my responsibility to keep myself up to date on changes to the business. I wasn't aware there had been any change to pay until just before the May pay. I have since learned that for being a Sunday only worker I should have received a pay out for the reduction of Sunday premium, however I never did. Everything I have read on colleague help (4 different documents all stating the exact same thing) that I should have received a lump sum buy out of "3% of previous hourly rate including Sunday premiums over 52 weeks." I haven't received this. I have raised a pay query about it and I keep getting told I am not entitled to it as it was only for colleagues who completely lost their Sunday premiums. Can anyone clarify this for me?

BritishRacingGreen

Hi. As I understand it, the payout was only for those who lost their Sunday shift completely - for instance when the hot delis closed - and were not able to be re-assigned another Sunday shift in another dept. My Sunday in the Deli was a core day and I was re-assigned to the shop floor with Sundays still one of my core days. I didn't lose any hours and I still retain the premium.

MillieMoo

#495
Please do not quote immediately prior post(s).   Admin.

The exact wording from the brief states:

Sunday premiums will be reduced from 25% to 17% for colleagues who receive these and joined Tesco before 24 July 2022.

Hourly rate plus Sunday premium will be protected at £12.89 per hour for contracted and overtime Sunday hours, for all colleagues who are eligible for Sunday premium (i.e. those who joined Tesco before 24 July 2022).

If a colleague is only contracted to work exclusively on a Sunday, they will receive a lump sum payment in their 28 April pay that is equivalent to 3% of their previous hourly rate plus Sunday premium over 52 weeks

This reads completely differently

BritishRacingGreen

#496
I didn't need to read the brief. I knew the premium was being reduced and my SM followed Tesco protocol regarding my change of dept.

"This reads completely differently" to what?

When did you join Tesco?

MillieMoo

#497
Quote from: BritishRacingGreen on 09-07-23, 04:05PMI didn't need to read the brief. I knew the premium was being reduced and my SM followed Tesco protocol regarding my change of dept.

"This reads completely differently" to what?

When did you join Tesco?
The brief reads differently to what you have said, but my interpretation of your previous comment is that you are not a sunday only worker? I feel the way its been handled in my store has been pretty appalling. Being told it's my own responsibility to find out changes to pay? That can't be right?
I joined in 2012

BritishRacingGreen

I'm not a Sunday only colleague. Changes in pay were plastered all over the notice boards in my store, around the staff room and on the tables  They were much discussed in various posts on here and any 'rumours' of changes were followed up. It was not impossible to be kept informed.

BritishRacingGreen

Again, I understood the payout was for those who were only contracted on a Sunday and who had lost the shift they were contracted to, not to those who were Sunday contracted and who retained their original shift.

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