Hastings Morrisons Home Delivery staff to get ‘alternative role or apply for voluntary redundancy’

Morrisons has confirmed it plans to close online Home Delivery in some of its stores.

Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 11:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 1:24 pm

The Hastings store is among them.

Morrisons said staff affected by the changes would be given the chance of moving to an alternative job or apply for voluntary redundancy.

It said its service to customers would remain the same.

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A spokesman said: “At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic we rapidly grew our store Home Delivery service to serve the many customers who moved from shopping in store to online.

“As we enter this next phase of the pandemic and with many restrictions now eased, we must now adapt and make some changes to the size of our online operation to meet our customer demands.

“From October, we plan to close online Home Delivery in a number of stores.

“We will continue to maintain the same service levels including the number of customers and postcodes we deliver to, through our existing home delivery stores as well as our fulfillment centres.

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“ All colleagues affected by these proposed changes will be given the opportunity to either move into an alternative role within our business or apply for voluntary redundancy.

“As part of this process, we will be offering all hourly-paid colleagues within affected stores the opportunity to also apply for voluntary redundancy. We are working closely with Usdaw on all proposed changes.”