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To Co-operative Group Limited

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Co-op need to acknowledge the work we are doing by giving all staff a bonus from the start to the end of this pandemic.

Petition text

Working in front line Co-op stores is extremely stressful at the moment. Staff are working extra hours to keep shelves fully stocked and to care for and support valued, vulnerable and elderly customers. We're receiving abuse from members of the public and are dealing with inappropriate behaviour, from threats to shoplifters, on a daily basis.

For every 6 difficult customers we will have 1 who is understanding of the situation and apologising for needing essentials, they are also telling us how much they appreciate everything we are doing. We are continuing to maintain a positive attitude during this unusually stressful time.

That's why we're asking for a 10% bonus for this whole period, based on hours worked (not hours contracted), just like Tesco and Aldi have done.

Sincerely,

Co-op staff


Why is this important?

Tesco and Aldi have already given 10% bonuses to all staff. We would like Co-op to financially recognise us staff as we have all gone above and beyond, this will help to improve staff morale at this difficult and trying time.

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Thanks for signing! Did you know:


Right now, almost 1,000 Co-op staff across the country are taking legal action against the Co-op to win thousands in back pay and fairer wages for all staff. It doesn't matter what your wage is now, you can join the claim if you:

1) Work for Co-operative Group ltd - this includes most Co-op Foods
2) Get paid by the hour
3) Have worked at Co-op in the last 6 months

And that's it! Hundreds of staff are teaming up with a law firm called Leigh Day who specialise in raising wages for supermarket staff. Making an enquiry is 100% confidential and completely free. Join over 900 Co-op staff now:

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How does it work?
Talk to the Organise team

Or call the Organise team on 020 3826 8545



How does the case work?


Co-op shopfloor staff are underpaid by up to £3 per hour when compared to staff in Co-op's distribution warehouses. Because of new machinery, working in distributions centres is now less physical than it used to be. It's now quite similar to the jobs that shopfloor staff do - and that's what the lawyers (called Leigh Day) are proving.

Once the Leigh Day prove that the jobs are similar, it means that the Co-op are paying people completely different wages for very similar jobs, which is illegal. So the Co-op would have to give shopfloor staff a huge wage increase, and back pay for years of underpayment. Leigh Day are helping staff at Tesco, Asda and Morrisons do exactly the same thing!

Making an enquiry is 100% confidential and completely free. Join hundreds of Co-op staff now:

Sign up
Talk to the Organise team

Or call the Organise team on 020 3826 8545



How does the case work?


Co-op shopfloor staff are underpaid by up to £3 per hour when compared to staff in Co-op's distribution warehouses. Because of new machinery, working in distributions centres is now less physical than it used to be. It's now quite similar to the jobs that shopfloor staff do - and that's what the lawyers (called Leigh Day) are proving.

Once the Leigh Day prove that the jobs are similar, it means that the Co-op are paying people completely different wages for very similar jobs, which is illegal. So the Co-op would have to give shopfloor staff a huge wage increase, and back pay for years of underpayment. Leigh Day are helping staff at Tesco, Asda and Morrisons do exactly the same thing! It doesn't matter what your wage is now, you can join the claim if you:

1) Work for Co-operative Group ltd - this includes most Co-op Foods
2) Get paid by the hour
3) Have worked at Co-op in the last 6 months

And that's it! Making an enquiry is 100% confidential and completely free. Join hundreds of Co-op staff now:

Sign up
Talk to the Organise team

Or call the Organise team on 020 3826 8545



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