John Lewis Partnership to outsource hundreds of maintenance roles


Maintenance staff at John Lewis Partnership risk losing thousands of pounds a year through the loss of bonuses after it was announced their roles would be outsourced to US-owned real estate company CBRE.

Trade union GMB has pledged its support to the 375 department store staff across the country who are impacted, either by taking redundancy or by having their roles outsourced to CBRE.

GMB Regional Organiser in Berkshire Nikki Dancey said: “CBRE are currently refusing to honour the defined benefit pension scheme, the store discounts, bonuses and other employee benefits that workers have received from John Lewis.”

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