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« Reply #525 on: 09-08-21, 10:46PM »
 ;D ;D ;D He should've gone the whole hog and worn a tux.

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« Reply #526 on: 17-08-21, 08:52AM »
https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/tesco-sandhurst-forecourt-littered-stranded-21319697

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Drivers were left frustrated after they unwittingly refuelled with contaminated diesel at a Tesco garage which almost immediately brought their cars to a stuttering halt.

Some vehicles broke down before even leaving the affected filling station at the Tesco petrol station in The Meadows, Sandhurst, on Sunday (August 15), while others reported only making it as far as 50 to 100 metres.

Sounds like somebody opened a tank they should not have done.
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A spokesperson said: "There was a brief window of time on Sunday when a small number customers of the petrol station at our Sandhurst Extra refuelled their cars from a fuel tank that had previously been closed due to water contamination.

Not such a small number either !
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« Reply #527 on: 18-08-21, 08:36AM »
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« Reply #528 on: 27-08-21, 07:21PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58351768

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« Reply #530 on: 02-09-21, 07:03PM »

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« Reply #531 on: 02-09-21, 07:47PM »
They might have to for the Christmas temps because it’s looking like who’s going to pay the most for joining a company??


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« Reply #533 on: 17-09-21, 09:27PM »
Poor Tesco management could not run A p**s up in a brewery now they have wrecked the stores by getting rid of staff and treating them like dog dirt cutting staff levels so much nothing gets done they now are screwing the distribution centres over a few quid. Only good thing is the staff that are left in stores will have an easier time because at the moment it’s bloody hard work trying to fill shelves going on checkouts because they cut the hours on there washing up in canteen because they stopped manning it unloading lorries if they ever arrive as well as dot com picking because they slashed the hours on that dept too.

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« Reply #534 on: 22-09-21, 05:38PM »
Tesco has told the government it is concerned about panic buying in the run-up to Christmas unless urgent action is taken to address a national shortage of HGV drivers.

In a meeting organised by the Cabinet Office last Thursday, the UK’s largest supermarket revealed it has a shortfall of 800 lorry drivers and asked the government to temporarily make it easier to bring in workers from abroad.

Tesco has been offering new recruits bonuses of £1,000 since July but Andrew Woolfenden, the supermarket’s UK distribution and fulfilment director, said Tesco has only managed to attract as many drivers as it has lost to rival businesses over the summer.

Mr Woolfenden said the problem was industry-wide and described attempts by companies to recruit from the same, limited pool of drivers as like “moving deckchairs around”. This is NOT what they said to unite at last weeks pay negotiations.


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« Reply #536 on: 23-09-21, 07:27AM »
What they told Unite last week.During negotiations, Tesco has made it clear that it does not believe it needs to substantially raise the wages of lorry drivers. Despite well-publicised driver shortages, the supermarket claims it has a waiting list of 400 drivers keen to work for the company.

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« Reply #537 on: 23-09-21, 09:56AM »
With a shortage of 100k lorry drivers in the country, it's a lorry driver market, they have the capacity to easily jump ship to the highest bidder and Tescos 400 will do the same (unless they're illegal immigrants or modern day slaves, wouldn't suprise me Tesco has been caught out before.)

Them being inflexible to Lorry driver demands is short sighted to say the least, all that will happen is they'll be crying out for them after a mass exodus of leaving for better paying companies.

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« Reply #538 on: 23-09-21, 10:47AM »
Or paying exorbitant prices to subbies & agencies.  As they have in the past spent millions to save hundreds   8-) and support their ethos 'never admit we were/are wrong'.
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« Reply #539 on: 23-09-21, 12:46PM »
Nomad, how very, very true.

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« Reply #540 on: 23-09-21, 02:05PM »
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« Reply #541 on: 23-09-21, 06:47PM »
What they told Unite last week.During negotiations, Tesco has made it clear that it does not believe it needs to substantially raise the wages of lorry drivers. Despite well-publicised driver shortages, the supermarket claims it has a waiting list of 400 drivers keen to work for the company.

I wonder what the weather's like on the planet where senior head office managers live? 8-) An HGV licence is worth a lot more than it's weight in gold. Just about every large company is crying out for drivers. If Tesco don't match or surpass the offers they make, the drivers won't sign up with them.

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« Reply #542 on: 23-09-21, 06:56PM »
With a shortage of 100k lorry drivers in the country, it's a lorry driver market, they have the capacity to easily jump ship to the highest bidder and Tescos 400 will do the same (unless they're illegal immigrants or modern day slaves, wouldn't suprise me Tesco has been caught out before.)

Them being inflexible to Lorry driver demands is short sighted to say the least, all that will happen is they'll be crying out for them after a mass exodus of leaving for better paying companies.

400 on a waiting list, no need to increase pay, I know we are talking about drivers but Tesco came out with the exact same lines when people began to quit the Express Shift Leader role about six weeks after said role came out, they just never learn.
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« Reply #544 on: 24-09-21, 11:42AM »
With a shortage of 100k lorry drivers in the country, it's a lorry driver market, they have the capacity to easily jump ship to the highest bidder and Tescos 400 will do the same (unless they're illegal immigrants or modern day slaves, wouldn't suprise me Tesco has been caught out before.)

Them being inflexible to Lorry driver demands is short sighted to say the least, all that will happen is they'll be crying out for them after a mass exodus of leaving for better paying companies.

400 on a waiting list, no need to increase pay, I know we are talking about drivers but Tesco came out with the exact same lines when people began to quit the Express Shift Leader role about six weeks after said role came out, they just never learn.

Tesco will always exploit and get away with paying as little as they can unless something bigger than them forces their hand, this employee's demand driven market caused by the worst labour shortage since the 70's is just about big enough to bully Tesco into submission. If they don't pay, lorry drivers won't stay.

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« Reply #545 on: 30-09-21, 11:48AM »
https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/reuters-impact-tesco-lets-uk-spain-train-take-strain-counter-trucker-crisis-2021-09-29/

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From 65,000 containers a year on rail, Tesco has an ambition to increase that to 90,000 containers by November or December.

Ambition is good, implementation is a whole different ball game.

Not many DCs with rail lines into them, never seen a train at my local store.

Years ago the government floated the idea of more goods going on rail, when it was pointed out to them that doubling the goods on rail, which incidently the rail system could never cope with, it would only take 10% of trucks off the road and the vast majority of that 10% would have to be replaced with considerably more smaller lorries to take goods from rail depot to final destination.
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« Reply #546 on: 30-09-21, 12:47PM »
Do not forget about bottleneck, Calais-Folkstone.

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« Reply #547 on: 30-09-21, 03:36PM »
https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/reuters-impact-tesco-lets-uk-spain-train-take-strain-counter-trucker-crisis-2021-09-29/

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From 65,000 containers a year on rail, Tesco has an ambition to increase that to 90,000 containers by November or December.

Ambition is good, implementation is a whole different ball game.

Not many DCs with rail lines into them, never seen a train at my local store.

Years ago the government floated the idea of more goods going on rail, when it was pointed out to them that doubling the goods on rail, which incidently the rail system could never cope with, it would only take 10% of trucks off the road and the vast majority of that 10% would have to be replaced with considerably more smaller lorries to take goods from rail depot to final destination.

Rather than having vans, cars and other vehicles to transfer stock from the train to the store, how about making the trains the stores themselves, a store on wheels, drives to the DC, goes back to its own dedicated line during opening hours for customers to purchase goods, each coach could be a department. And during closing hours, the store makes its journey to the DC to be replenished and goes back again for opening.
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« Reply #548 on: 30-09-21, 04:13PM »
NightAndDay

Maybe a suggestion for our kangaroo court leadership :)

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« Reply #549 on: 30-09-21, 05:04PM »
HA! They can’t even work out simple store logistics…policy states to use a van to transfer the shopping trays to the click&collect booth!

Not have three or four colleagues, each transporting them on wheels, stacked way above head height, weaving through the car park, without wearing a high vis or safety shoes  :-X This is such common practice amongst many stores in my area!

Not only is this against H&S, its a stupid risk to those colleagues, customers and parked vehicles should any tip over on the uneven or potholes in tarmac! There’s also the complete waste of time…one van, one colleague, load time 10+mins V’s four colleagues x 20+mins x4  ???
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