'They wouldn't sack cleaners at head office' – workers react as Tesco cuts cleaning staff

Staff don’t seem to share Tesco’s view that employees will relish cleaning Metro and Express outlets themselves

Tesco has had a good crisis, with the lockdown triggering a supermarket spending spree akin to Christmas.

The strong sales have been good news for shareholders. The grocer is paying out a £635m final dividend, despite accepting a business rates holiday worth £585m from the government. Departing chief executive Dave Lewis is going out on a high, although his £6.4m pay packet for last year recently sparked one of the biggest ever shareholder revolts over executive pay.

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