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Activist 52

Special issue on the Tesco Pay award 2014

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  1. Bill W
    July 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    The more members we have!!!!!!

    UsdawUnion @UsdawUnion
    #Usdaw gives you a voice at work – the more members we have, the bigger our voice #JoinUsdaw http://usd.aw/Ugovu8 

    I received the above on Twitter on few weeks ago and it is the same message the Training Officer explained to me on a shop steward course. The logic of his argument could not be denied. Or so it seemed.

    When I did my training we had 40% membership in Tesco, now it is over 70%. It seems to me that the larger our membership the less influence we have. A good example is this year’s pay rise 1.4%. The minimum wage will increase by 3% this year, a 19p increase to Tesco’s 11p.

    Usdaw leaders have misread our demand for a decent living wage – they are trying to win us the minimum wage. Could someone tell them the minimum wage is less than we are paid at present.

  2. Jack L
    July 3, 2014 at 9:25 am

    In 2012 Hannett wage package was; salary £93,508; national insurance £11,885; superannuation £18,984; and car £9,511. Total 126,789. He has had two increases since 2012. Now that is what I call a living wage.

  3. Jack L
    July 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

    On the announcement that Tesco’s CEO is stepping down, their share price rose by 3%. If John Hannett was to step down would that mean I would get an extra 3% on my miserly 1.45 wage increase?

  4. Jack L
    July 21, 2014 at 11:28 am

    So Phillip Clarke is on his way out! After 40 years loyal service, he is leaving with a mere £9.4 million. It this fair? Well it would take us over 6,700 years to earn that amount of cash. We live in a Them and Us society and they say we are all in this crisis together.

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