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Rapid grocer Gorillas to shed 300 staff and pull out of four markets

The company said it will now focus on five key markets: Germany, France, UK, the Netherlands and the US

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Asda extends staff benefits and brings back Blue Light discount

Asda said it was also removing the 12-week qualifying period for colleague discount in stores and online until October

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Deliveroo-GMB agreement: who is it helping the most?

Is the partnership a positive deal for Deliveroo riders, or clever ‘union busting’?

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Deliveroo signs ‘historic’ recognition agreement with GMB Union

The Voluntary Partnership Agreement gives rider members of GMB rights to collective bargaining on pay and consultation rights on benefits

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Asda DC staff express strong backing for industrial action

The GMB union said 95% of those who voted had said they were willing to take industrial action over what it called real terms pay cut

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Scottish Sea Farms commits to pay above living wage to help with cost of living

The M&S Food Select Farm salmon supplier has committed to pay a minimum wage of £10.40 per hour

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Sainsbury’s wage increase is welcome, but supermarket profit-hoarding is rife

Sainsbury’s wage structure isn’t an isolated example in the wider industry, says Eamon O’Hearn, GMB national officer

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Supermarket pay: a game where the stakes keep getting raised

Most UK supermarkets have announced pay adjustments in recent weeks. But Tesco’s move is particularly interesting

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Sainsbury’s announces pay rise for outer London staff

The supermarket today said it would pay the real living wage and London living wage to all Sainsbury’s and Argos store workers

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Tesco announces 5.8% pay deal and major changes to job roles

Under the deal negotiated with the Usdaw union, the hourly rate for staff will increase 5.8% from £9.55 to £10.10 from 24 July

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Gender pay gap: how are UK supermarkets making progress in 2022?

Just one retailer in the UK reports that the median amount earnt by women is equal to that of men 

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Asda DC workers vote on support for industrial action amid sick pay row

In February an overwhelming majority voted to reject base rate increases to warehouse and clerical staff 

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As female talent rises to the top in grocery, it’s an opportune time for our women’s power list

Would it be too reductive to single out 10 top women? Or should we shine a spotlight on the many powerful female leaders in food and drink, and the progress they represent?

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Women in power: 'We need to change the industry from the inside'

“Page 3 calendars all over the walls. I didn’t know where to look. I’d be in a meeting room and there’d be 10 topless women on the wall”

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Are moves to ‘fast-track’ Ukrainians into supermarket jobs legal?

Several supermarkets have announced measures to help refugees

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Supermarkets must not let cost pressures prevent them from paying staff fairly

With consumer expectations around customer service still high, and everyone struggling to attract staff at the moment, investor pressure isn’t the only reason to review wages

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City snapshot: Investors call on Sainsbury’s to pay living wage

An investor coalition managing £2.2trn in funds has filed a shareholder resolution to demand Sainsbury’s to pay a living wage to all its workers. Plus, Heineken to pull out of Russia and take €400m writedown and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Sainsbury’s hit with shareholder resolution to become a Living Wage employer

In January this year, Sainsbury’s announced it was upping hourly pay for staff to at least £10 per hour

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McVitie’s owner Pladis to restructure Manchester factory with 156 jobs at risk

Pladis said the factory’s operating model was “no longer sustainable and must be addressed”

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The gig economy works for some delivery riders – but it could work better

Regulation and technology can be used to improve the experience for riders, says Peter Craig-Cooper, founder of Shiffle

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