Waitrose shop staff face risk of job loss in overhaul

Exterior of Waitrose & Partners store

Waitrose shop staff have been warned that jobs are at risk as the grocer overhauls its business to boost productivity and keep costs down.

Staff are at risk of losing their jobs if they do not agree to work more flexible hours. Waitrose is asking employees to change their working patterns and will be having conversations with them soon to introduce changes to contracts.

In a staff video seen by the Financial Times, Waitrose retail director Tina Mitchell said employees may need to “make sacrifices and compromises” while warning that streamlining operations “may result in some partners leaving the business”. 

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