News : Job Losses in Dundee as Closure of Tesco Direct Announced
Dundee, Scotland, May 22, 2018 -- Tesco workers are set to lose their jobs at the customer service centre in Dundee.
Around 30 jobs are set to go in the city following the closure of the supermarket provider’s non-food website Tesco Direct and Fenny Lock fulfilment centre in England, resulting in a domino effect in Dundee.
Joanne McGuinness of shop and distribution workers’ union Usdaw said talks will be held with workers to advise them of their next steps.
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She said: "This is devastating news for Tesco Direct staff.
"Usdaw officials and senior reps will now enter into consultation talks with the company where we will look closely at the business case for the proposed closure.
"Our priorities will be to support, advise and represent our members through this difficult period, and to get the best possible deal for them."
Charles Wilson, CEO of Tesco UK & ROI, said: "We want to offer our customers the ability to buy groceries and non-food products in one place and that’s why we are focusing our investment into one online platform.
"This decision has been a very difficult one to make, but it is an essential step towards establishing a more sustainable non-food offer and growing our business for the future."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018