Strike action could cause Christmas shortages for Tesco, union warns

Strike action could cause Christmas shortages for Tesco, union warns

Tesco faces possible stock shortages in the run-up to Christmas according to Usdow, which has launched industrial action ballots at nine of the supermarket’s distribution centres.

The formal action comes after members overwhelmingly rejected the company’s latest pay offers.

Joanne McGuinness, Usdaw national officer, said: “The potential of industrial action and possible stock shortages in stores in the week before Christmas can be avoided, if the company comes back to the table with a better offer that is acceptable to our members.”

The two disputes involve nine Tesco distribution centres at: Daventry, Goole, Hinckley, Lichfield, Livingston, Magor (both trunk and main site), Peterborough and Southampton.

The ballots are set to run between 22nd November and 6th December. If members vote in favour it is intended that strike action will take place in the week of 20th December.

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