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Sme: Tesco plans to sack managers, hire new shop assistants

The British Tesco retail chain, the second biggest private employer in Slovakia, announced mass layoffs. The Sme daily wrote on Tuesday, June 4 that it plans to fire almost 270 employees (almost 3 percent of total Slovak staff), mostly well-paid managers.

The British Tesco retail chain, the second biggest private employer in Slovakia, announced mass layoffs. The Sme daily wrote on Tuesday, June 4 that it plans to fire almost 270 employees (almost 3 percent of total Slovak staff), mostly well-paid managers.

Sme first broke the story on June 1, when it alleged that the move was partially due to the amendment to the Labour Code, which increased the costs of labour – and the costs of salaries, especially for night shifts – and also complicated the process of issuing layoffs. The British employer said that it was simultaneously looking for people to fill other vacancies, mostly lower paid jobs, and thus offered these other positions to managers who are to be laid off.

Tesco refused to specify the details of the layoffs and hiring. “We find it correct to first discuss with employees the information on how many and which positions will be offered,” Zuzana Lošáková of the Tesco chain told Sme. Thus, they could become shop assistants or cashiers. She only admitted that Tesco plans to start dismissing its employees in the upcoming months.

Slovak authorities, including Labour Minister Ján Richter, stress that Tesco simultaneously plans to hire new people – for about 300 positions; but this would effectively mean that managers will be offered lower-paid jobs with worse conditions.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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