Tesco workers hit out at £1.52 food voucher for battling snow storm

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WORKERS at a supermarket chain have hit out after they were offered a mere £1.52 food vouchers after battling through snow to keep the shop stocked.

Tesco staff in Livingston took on the Beast of the East earlier this month to make sure deliveries made it to the store. But the offer of a meal ticket and chocolates by bosses has been described as “insulting”.

One told a Sunday paper: “The meal voucher has been seen as absolutely derisory and insulting. It has caused a real backlash in the warehouse. In some cases the voucher didn’t even cover the cost of a meal. Meals range from £1.40 to £3. There was a pie dish on Monday that cost £1.80 and people were having to add money to buy a meal. That just added insult to injury. Double time or time and half for all the people who clocked in during the bad weather were suggested but dismissed by management.”

A Tesco spokesman said: “We are very proud of the efforts our Livingston colleagues made to continue to support stores following the recent weather disruption and as a little help to say thank you, colleagues were offered a free meal in their subsidised canteen.”