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Friday, June 01, 2007

In just one fine day...

...in the world of supermarket retailing.

Weellllllll, every little helps.


"A three day strike by over 100 Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston , near Edinburgh, rocked the multinational last week.
The drivers took strike action when they were told that their union would be derecognised in a forthcoming move to a new depot 500 yards down the road.
They would be asked to leave the T&G and join the Usdaw union, and to sign a contract saying that their conditions could be changed at any time.
The proposed changes would mean the drivers would take home £3-£6,000 less each year. They were warned that they faced dismissal if they did not sign the new contract.
Tesco has been buying up similar sites in the near vicinity of all their depots nationwide."


"The Food Standards Agency is advising people who may have bought certain batches of fresh packets of basil from ASDA, Sainsbury's and Somerfield stores not to eat them.
This is because of possible salmonella contamination, which can cause diarrhoea and sickness.
Some of the 'display until' and 'best before' dates on the affected packets will have expired and the product will have reached the end of its shelf life. The affected basil is also labelled as 'wash before use'."



"Asda has been fined a total of more than £80,000 after a Trading Standards probe in South Wales discovered food, including meat products, being offered for sale past their use-by date.
The company pleaded guilty to 59 breaches of the food safety legislation at its branches in Newport and Cwmbran during a hearing before Abergavenny magistrates.
Evidence was given that the worst instance was a pack of lamb chops 31 days past their use by date.
Asda was fined £78,750 with £10,000 costs."

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