Adam Price accuses Tesco of misleading its staff following internal email

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Welsh Government should name and shame companies who fall short on standards

Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy Adam Price has raised concerns over the shabby treatment of staff at the Tesco call centre in Cardiff. Adam Price AM revealed an internal email sent to staff members in September 2016 reassuring them that there is no risk to their jobs while the building lease was in place. The email notes that the lease would not expire until 2020.
Adam Price said that it is clear that Tesco has misled workers in Cardiff, and called on the Welsh Government to bring pressure to bear on supermarkets, including naming and shaming offenders.
Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy Adam Price said:
“Tesco has treated its loyal workforce very badly and the Welsh Government needs to act to protect staff.
“I have an email in my possession sent by a member of the Tesco Senior Management staff in September of last year clearly implying to its workforce that there was no risk to their jobs while the building lease was in place – until 2020.
“It is clear that Tesco have misled these workers – many of whom may well have made important decisions on their future based on this information. This behaviour is unacceptable from a reputable employer.
“Experts have suggested that the Welsh Government to bring pressure to bear on big companies such as supermarkets to challenge them to do the right thing by their workers and their suppliers. The Welsh Government should name and shame Tesco as a company that has mistreated workers, and the company should be shunned if they continue to betray the loyal support they have received from Welsh workers and customers.”

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