Disruption for shoppers

Tesco workers prepare to strike at Christmas

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Tesco stores across Scotland will be hit

Tesco shoppers across Scotland face empty shelves and disrupted online orders in the run-up to Christmas as two unions have announced strike action in a dispute over pay. 

Unite and Usdaw members voted in favour of industrial action that will affect warehouse workers and HGV drivers at Tesco distribution sites across the UK, including the Livingston depot which provides stock to all Tesco Stores across Scotland.  

The strike action follows rejection of what Unite describes as a “derisory” 4% pay offer which they say amounts to a pay cut when taking the headline rate of inflation into account.

Union members will walk out on Monday 20 December. Unite said its members will not return before Christmas, while Usdaw’s action concludes on Christmas Eve.

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