Morrisons supermarket aims to cut 2,600 jobs
1:32pm Tue Jun 17, 2014
Morrisons has announced plans to cut 2,600 jobs.
Morrisons has announced plans to cut 2,600 jobs by reducing some layers of its management.
The supermarket, which currently employs 126,000 staff, says it has tried out the new structure which it claims leads to better performance.
Chief executive Dalton Philips is keen to change a system in which some stores have seven tiers of management between shop floor and store manager.
Despite the cuts, the firm has announced that it will create 1,000 jobs in its M convenience stores and another 3,000 in new supermarkets. It will try to relocate staff to those businesses where possible.
Mr Philips said: "This is the right time to modernise the way our stores are managed.
"These changes will improve our focus on customers and lead to simpler, smarter ways of working.
"We know that moving to the new management structure will mean uncertainty for our colleagues and we will be supporting them through the process."
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