Tesco has said that it will be ending night shifts in 80 stores and almost 40 petrol stations.
The petrol stations will become ‘pay at pump’ stations. The move will cut up to 130 jobs.
“We operate in a highly competitive and fast-paced market and our customers are shopping differently, especially since the start of the pandemic, ” said chief
“We are always looking at how we can run our business as simply and efficiently as possible, so that we can reinvest in the things that matter most to customers. The changes we are announcing today will help us do this.” executive, Jason Tarry.
The supermarket chain is looking to save £1bn in costs over the next three years as it competes with cheaper rivals.
Daniel Adams, a national officer of the shopworkers’ union Usdaw, commented: “Tesco has informed us that they are looking to undertake a number of restructures across the business … Clearly, this will be incredibly unsettling for those who may be affected.
“We should not forget the role that key workers have played throughout the coronavirus pandemic and to receive this news is devastating.”