Morrisons to axe 1,500 jobs in huge supermarket shake-up

The supermarket giant said the shake-up is part of a restructure which would see more customer service staff and fewer managers

Morrisons is to axe 1,500 shop floor workers as it becomes the latest supermarket to announce large-scale job cuts.

The supermarket giant said the shake-up is part of a restructure which would see more customer service staff and fewer managers.

Gary Mills, Morrisons retail director, said: “Our aim is to serve customers better with more frontline colleagues in stores improving product availability and helping customers at the checkouts.

“Very regrettably, there will be a period of uncertainty for some managers affected by these proposals and we’ll be supporting them through this important process.

“Our commitment is to redeploy as many affected colleagues as possible.”

Simultaneously Morrisons said it will create 1,700 junior jobs.

It comes just one day after retailer Marks & Spencer announced it is to shut one of its West Midlands shops as part of a closure programme affecting 13 stores.

The outlet in the Kingfisher Centre, Redditch, will close in April with all 66 staff set to transfer to neighbouring stores.

Other stores near to Redditch include a recently opened foodhall in Moseley, Birmingham city centre, Solihull and the Midlands’ largest M&S which launched in Longbridge in 2015.

The company has also announced today the planned closure of five other stores by the end of April – Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Durham, Fforestfach near Swansea and Putney in London.

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Posted on February 2, 2018, in #retail, #uk, Other. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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