Opinion: JLP must beware death by a thousand cuts

John-Lewis-Waitrose

John Lewis partners have been dealt a blow by the news that some of them will lose their partnership status – and thousands of pounds each year.

Maintenance staff across both John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners will no longer be employed directly by the partnership. Instead, they will be employees of CBRE, the American-owned real estate company.

Of the 463 staff in the partnership’s maintenance department, 278 will have their contracts TUPE transferred over to CBRE. The remaining 185 staff have either taken voluntary redundancy or been redeployed to another area within the partnership.

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