Tesco distribution workers vote to strike over pay

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Workers at Tesco’s Dagenham distribution centre, which supplies the retailer’s convenience stores in the Greater London, have voted for industrial action in a dispute over pay.

Usdaw members working at Tesco Dagenham voted by 70.1%, on a turnout of 62.6%, to take industrial action after the supermarket giant made an offer which the union said was worth less than 3% over 12 months.

An Usdaw spokesperson said: “Usdaw has engaged positively with Tesco during the 2017 pay review, but the company has so far failed to make an offer acceptable to our members. This breakdown in negotiations has forced Usdaw to conduct an industrial action ballot and our members have overwhelmingly backed a series of 24 hour strikes.

“It is deeply regrettable that the company has pushed our members to this point and we urge them to bring forward an offer in line with our members’ expectations.”

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