Take Action to support Sainsbury’s shop floor staff’s working rights and other matters.

“A fair days work for a fair days pay” motto of the American Federation of Labor.

Over 9,000 of Sainsburys staff are to loose up to £3,000 per year as a result of pay changes including a loss of paid breaks, the Sunday and bank holiday premium and a shortening of night shift hours where staff will only be paid nightshift rates between 12am to 5am. A bonus is also set to be scrapped.

However there’s money for a £1.8 million share bonus for CEO Mike Coupe as 9,000 staff who do the real work are set to lose up to £3,000 per year.

Please sign and share the following petition – other actions further down

Support Sainsbury’s shop floor staff’s working rights. We’re NOT in the money

In March, Sainsbury’s announced wholesale contract changes across the organisation and spun them to the media as an ‘increase in basic pay’. But, because of these changes, I will be one of the thousands of long standing and loyal Sainsbury’s staff who will see our wages plummet.

Here is the reality for shopfloor staff like me:

  • Those of us who work unsociable hours over weekends will see our earnings slashed.
  • Those of us who work through the night will only receive nightshift pay between 12am and 5am.
  • We’ll all lose our bonuses (although not our “we’re in the money” CEO).
  • We’ll no longer be paid through our breaks.
  • And if we don’t accept the changes by September, then Sainsbury’s will dismiss us from our jobs.

I personally stand to lose over £1,000 per year. Some of my colleagues will lose as much as £3,000.

Read more and please sign and share the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/support-sainsbury-s-shop-floor-staff-s-working-rights-we-re-not-in-the-money

Want to do more?

Write a letter or e-mail Sainsbury’s head office let them know in no uncertain terms what you think of their unfair changes to pay – – but please be polite.

Letter

Head office

Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre
33 Holborn
London
EC1N 2HT

Switchboard
020 7695 6000

Email

https://help.sainsburys.co.uk/help/contact_us

Sainsburys FB https://en-gb.facebook.com/sainsburys/

Sainsburys Twitter https://twitter.com/sainsburys

If you think that all supermarket staff should be paid a fairs days work for a fair days pay, a living wage , please sign the SumofUs Petition

Asda, Aldi, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose

The Living Wage: it’s time big supermarkets paid it.

https://actions.sumofus.org/a/the-living-wage-it-s-time-big-supermarkets-paid-it

Its all about money of course, increasing profits, nothing else seems to matter nowadays and the people who actually make a contribution to the functioning and well being of society get paid the least while big businesses and corporations exploit them and all us for huge profits.   These insatiably greedy supermarkets and food producers exploit staff with low wages for long hours while selling produce and commodities vital to life at huge prices which increase in significant increments day after day. Frankly food, without which we would all not survive for long of course, should not be sold for profit, doing so leaves many people worldwide hungry, malnourished, starving, including right here in the UK thanks to Tory austerity measures, including vicious cuts to benefits for disabled, sick and unemployed people . Low wages also are common place,  an obvious method of exploitation which leaves thousands of people needing to use food banks. The whole system sickens me. We need a fair world with a fair distribution of food not dependent on how much money you have or otherwise. While this may not happen in the foreseeable future as capitalism has such a tight grip on people’s hearts and minds, but hopefully one day, one day, no one will go hungry, struggle to feed or clothe themselves or secure a home, no one will work for inadequate wages yet go to bed hungry or live on the pittance of government handouts increasing cut . However for now we must fight the system that is allowing others to exploit so many of us and take as much action as you can even it if is only to sign a petition or write a letter.

What with one thing and another as a customer of Salisbury’s I am seriously considering taking my custom elsewhere.

Here is the latest outrage!  The DWP (Department of Works and pensions) are colluding with Sainsbury’s to spy on benefit claimants including disabled people!!!! You couldn’t make it up. UNBELIEVABLE!

Read more information from the Canary

“The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been colluding with Sainsbury’s to spy on welfare claimants and disabled people.

The DWP: in bed with Sainsbury’s?

“CCTV screens are being placed above self-service checkouts in hundreds of supermarkets across the UK.”

“The UK has a ‘hostile environment’ where welfare claimants and disabled people live under a cloud of suspicion and unworthiness. It’s this which makes Sainsbury’s colluding with the DWP all the more concerning. If we have reached the point where welfare recipients can’t even do their shopping without fear of being ‘shopped’ to the DWP, then the system is even more broken than we thought.”

Extracts from the Canary article

The DWP has been colluding with Sainsbury’s to spy on disabled people

Please read the entire article and take the action suggested

https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/05/29/the-dwp-has-been-colluding-with-sainsburys-to-spy-on-disabled-people/

All very worrying to say the least, having lived in a time when such shocking invasion of a privacy was unthinkable outside Orwells book 1984 it comes as a huge shock.

Another worry concerning the ‘creepy’ CCTV screens placed above self-service checkouts as shoppers claim some key pads are clearly exposed if entering pin numbers. Read the article below for more information:

Sainsbury’s customers voice concern over ‘creepy’ CCTV screens placed above self-service checkouts

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/sainsburys-cctv-self-service-checkouts-supermarkets-customer-reaction-a8359411.html

The following may also alarm many of us: the UK has the most CCTV cameras than any other country worldwide

I never use self service check outs because firstly it takes jobs away from people and secondly I have no intention of doing unpaid work for Sainsburys – checking out your own purchases is of course unpaid work as you are doing work that Salisbury’s should be employing someone to do. You are making more money for this greedy money grabbing supermarket. The fact that while using self service checkout you are being spied on is yet another reason to avoid them.

Concerning pay, it is of no use to raise wages but take away unpaid tea breaks, additional pay for working unsociable hours and reduce nightshift increased payments to between between 12am and 5am only.

Credit photograph
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sainsbury%27s_at_Northumberland_Park_-_May_2018.jpg

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