John Lewis dealing with risk of staff occurring strike
John Lewis boss Sharon White is dealing with the specter of staff occurring strike over fears of mass job losses.
Staff have referred to as for reassurance that jobs on the partnership, which owns John Lewis malls and Waitrose, will probably be secure.
There have been studies that the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) plans to slash as many as 11,000 jobs. It is chopping its 76,000 robust workforce by not less than 10 per cent.
In a letter to White, the GMB union stated it may poll staff to stroll out if White didn’t urgently meet with them. Around 250 JLP employees are members of the union.
The union’s nationwide officer Nadine Houghton wrote: ‘If staff don’t get the solutions they really feel they deserve, they won’t hesitate to request GMB begins a poll of staff.’
A nasty signal: Staff have referred to as for reassurance that jobs on the partnership, which owns John Lewis malls and Waitrose, will probably be secure
A spokesman for JLP stated final night time that the letter had been obtained and they might reply ‘sooner or later’.
The letter states that staff are ‘deeply involved’ a current discount in redundancy pay amounted to ‘step one in a big spherical of job cuts’.
According to the GMB, this transfer was made with ‘little to no session’ with the worker physique, referred to as the JLP Partnership Council.
An elected sub committee of the council made the choice, it’s understood.
John Lewis Partnership has struggled for a number of years.
Last month White informed workers there can be ‘fairly daring adjustments’ because the enterprise appears to return to revenue this 12 months.