Most Tesco staff opting for new roles

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Tesco Ireland has announced changes to night roster arrangements which will see staff opting to either move from night shifts to day roles or taking voluntary redundancy.

Tesco Ireland has announced changes to night roster arrangements which will see staff opting to either move from night shifts to day roles or taking voluntary redundancy.

The changes will impact Co Leitrim’s Carrick-on-Shannon store but a spokesperson for the company pointed out that definitive figures were not yet available locally, however it was emphasised that many of those on night rosters would be accomodated by transferring to day shifts and there would also be increased hours for existing colleagues and recruitment for additional roles where necessary.

The changes will mean the loss in next terms, of around 90 roles nationally out of a workforce of 15,000 however the spokesperson added that this was a result of voluntary redundancies and “most roles will be backfilled”.

“We have been consulting with our night working colleagues to see how many would like to change their shifts to the more family friendly day working hours. The majority of our colleagues have indicated that they want to swap to day shifts which means that we will have 800 extra colleagues on our shop floors at the busiest times of the day to improve our customer service,” stressed the spokesperson in a statement issued earlier this week.