Belfast Telegraph

Thousands of Tesco workers to lose jobs as 153 Metro stores to close

Tesco is set to axe jobs in its Metro stores.
Tesco is set to axe jobs in its Metro stores.

Thousands of workers in Tesco Metro stores are set to lose their jobs, it has been announced.

A total of 4,500 workers in 153 stores will be affected in the latest round of redundancies at the UK's biggest supermarket.

It's not yet known what Northern Irish stores will be affected.

"In a challenging, evolving retail environment, with increasing cost pressures, we have to continue to review the way we run our stores to ensure we reflect the way our customers are shopping and do so in the most efficient way," said the Tesco UK chief executive Jason Tarry.

"We do not take any decision which impacts colleagues lightly, but have to make sure we remain relevant for customers and operate a sustainable business now and in the future.”

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