Tesco could face empty shelves over pay dispute, Unite union says

Logistics workers vote for pre-Christmas strike at four UK depots unless firm raises offer to keep up with inflation

Strike action at Tesco could lead to empty shelves in the run-up to Christmas, the Unite trade union has said, after its members voted to walk out unless they are offered a pay deal that keeps pace with inflation.

The supermarket chain has offered staff a pay rise of 4%, which Unite has said is “offensive” given that the retail price index rate of inflation stands at 6%. The offer is also below the more commonly used consumer price index, which is at a 10-year high of 4.2%.

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