Tesco to ‘strip out a large number of fixed hour jobs out of their workforce’

Sinn Féin Dublin West representative Cllr Paul Donnelly has commented on information received that indicates a large number of Tesco employees on fixed term contracts are to be made redundant.

Cllr Donnelly said  “Tesco are making a  large number of people redundant in stores throughout the state. I understand from my Colleague Peadar Tóibín TD that they are seeking to take out those on fixed hour contracts in order to reduce costs and increase labour force flexibility in the future.”

PAUL-NEWS “I would ask Tesco to indicate how many will be made redundant in our local store in the Roselawn Shopping complex.

“These redundancies will of course to be voluntary, but they will further change the nature of the conditions under which employees work in the retail sector in this state. I understand that the company seeks to reduce further those who are on fixed hour contracts within Tesco.

“Under this g

overnment, fixed hour contracts in the retail sector and a wage that a family can live on is a luxury in Ireland.

“Last week, Sinn Féin presented the Banded Hour’s Contract Bill in the Dáil. This significant bill would allow workers to migrate from low hour contracts to higher hour contracts over time, thus securing better a better standard of living for their families. It’s high time the government put their weight behind this bill and see that it becomes law as soon as possible.”


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