GMB welcomes move to offer 150 permanent jobs in Marks and Spencer warehouse

Marks & Spencer150 staff at Marks and Spencer’s Swindon distribution depot are to be offered permanent jobs after a campaign by the GMB against zero hours contracts.

The union has been fighting against a two-tier workforce that has seen agency staff being paid £2 less an hour than permanent staff.

GMB organiser Carole Vallelly said: “We welcome the news that DHL are to offer 150 permanent jobs to workers on the Marks and Spencer distribution site.

“This means our members will have the opportunity to have permanent, secure contracts, and will end the precarious nature of so many peoples working lives.

“We hope this is a move towards ending the two tier workforce and eventual pay parity across the site, with all workers, whether agency or permanent receiving the same pay for the same work.”


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