Animal welfare and workers' rights campaigners are expected to give Tesco's board of directors an uneasy ride at the supermarket giant's agm to be held in Birmingham later this morning.

The most high profile protester is TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who is expected to use the meeting to put his concerns about chicken welfare to the supermarket's shareholders.

Animal welfare campaigners are also expected to grill Tesco's board of directors about the sale of live turtles in its stores in China.

Charity War on Want will question Tesco on the low pay of textile factory workers in India, which the charity claims are being paid “half a living wage”, according to the Financial Times. Tesco has said the claims are unsubstantiated.

US union the United Food and Commercial Workers' Union will also quiz Tesco on workers rights, calling for the same rights for workers at Tesco's US venture Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market as its UK workers.

Meanwhile, corporate advisory body Pirc (Pensions and Investment Research Consultants) has also urged shareholders to oppose the “highly excessive” salaries and bonuses awarded to Tesco's board of directors, according to the Daily Mail.

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