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To Steve Murrells - CEO of Co-op,

Put an end to one on one shifts and have at least 3 staff for all shifts. Having just two staff is not enough to do all the work required whilst keeping customers happy.

It's also unsafe to have just one staff on the shop floor and one in the back in case of an accident.

Please put an end to one on one shifts and replace them with something safer, better for the customer and managable for your staff.


Your employees and customers

Why is this important?

At present we work on a one on one basis, this puts a lots of unnecessary stress on staff.

We frequently have customers complaining about having to queue, about the lack of stock on the shelves and the fact that there are never staff members on the shop floor to help customers. This not only puts stress on the manager but also on the rest of the staff, which leads to low staff morale and staff members going off sick. It also means good staff leaving the company.

One to one shifts also cause problems for health and safety as often there is only one member of staff on shop floor leaving them vulnerable. The staff member at the back of the store could also have an accident, the other staff member going to know before it might be too late to help.

We need at least 3 members of staff on every shift. We need to make our workplace a safer place to work.

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Thanks! Together we're ending one on one shifts. Check out how almost 1,000 Co-op staff are fighting the low pay too:

Right now, over 700 Co-op staff across the country are taking legal action against the Co-op to win thousands in back pay and fairer wages for all staff. It doesn't matter what your wage is now, you can join the claim if you:

1) Work for Co-operative Group ltd - this includes most Co-op Foods
2) Get paid by the hour
3) Have worked at Co-op in the last 6 months

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How does the case work?

Co-op shopfloor staff are underpaid by up to £3 per hour when compared to staff in Co-op's distribution warehouses. Because of new machinery, working in distributions centres is now less physical than it used to be. It's now quite similar to the jobs that shopfloor staff do - and that's what the lawyers (called Leigh Day) are proving.

Once the Leigh Day prove that the jobs are similar, it means that the Co-op are paying people completely different wages for very similar jobs, which is illegal. So the Co-op would have to give shopfloor staff a huge wage increase, and back pay for years of underpayment. Leigh Day are helping staff at Tesco, Asda and Morrisons do exactly the same thing!

Making an enquiry is 100% confidential and completely free. Join hundreds of Co-op staff now:

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