Sainsbury's "declared war on the old-timers", displacing the most loyal employees by reducing wages

The staff of Sainsbury's supermarket chain accused the company of getting rid of its most loyal employees, "displacing" by their salary cuts.

A deluge of criticism struck the company after Sainsbury's announced that they would reduce premiums for additional hours of work and cancel paid breaks. As a result, many network workers will see a reduction in their wages by £2000 per year.

Last month, the company announced that it will raise the minimum wage for all employees to at least £9.20 per hour. However, at the same time it was stated that employees will no longer be able to receive annual bonuses and paid breaks. And the staff, working at night and on Sundays, will not receive amount of payment they were paid before.

Besides, in 130 thousand supermarkets of the UK network, employees will be offered to sign new contracts, which is why, as already estimated by the network staff, about 13 thousand workers will have much lower wages. Many new changes will be made to the new staff contracts, in particular, regarding the payment of sick leave. In addition, employees will be required to confidently use new technologies, which will be difficult for older people. For example, workers should be able to scan 21 products per minute, but at the moment this is not spelled out in the contract. Now the company decided to add this and many other paragraphs to the staff contracts.

Despite the fact that many employees will note a salary increase of up to £9.20 and above, the most dedicated employees of the network believe that they will no longer be encouraged for the work and loyalty to the company. One of the employees, who worked at the store for 18 years, said: "Sainsbury's has declared war on the old-timers. Now we often change employees and many of them are not even 18. yet The store is very interested in hiring young people, and they are even allowed to come at work with pink hair and work without getting off the phone."

Supermarket really cancels the bans on the color of nails, jewelry, make-up and telephones, but, according to the representatives of the network, not because they want to get rid of the old-timers, but because they want to be friendly to everyone.

Representatives of the network said that they will give employees compensation in the next 18 months, after which they will again review the payment for all employees. They also added that the network does not pay new employees additional funds for work on Sunday for more than 10 years already, and now this extra payment will be withdrawn from the employees who have worked there for a long time.

Staff members who can lose up to two thousand pounds a year complain that they will have to change jobs, despite the fact that they like to work in a store, like their colleagues and so on. But a decline in payment is unlikely to allow them to make ends meet. Most of all employees and the public were outraged by the fact that the company announced a reduction in the payment of the old-timers behind the "smokescreen" statement that they raise the minimum payment to £9.20 per hour.

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