Jobs at risk at Morrisons

Nearly 700 jobs are at risk at Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons

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Morrisons begins consultation process over job losses

Morrisons is introducing cash-handling systems and technology which will improve the efficiency of cash office operation in its 490 stores.

The introduction of new technology is an ongoing programme to ensure that Morrisons continues to improve its competitiveness.

The new technology will simplify the operation and mean that cash can be automatically counted.

As a result, Morrisons has begun to consult with 689 cash office managers and supervisors about a proposal to remove management and supervisory positions in cash offices in stores.

Morrisons will support its colleagues throughout this consultation process.

– Morrisons

Nearly 700 jobs at risk at Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons

Nearly 700 jobs are at risk at Morrisons. The Bradford-based supermarket is looking to cut costs after a fall in annual profits. Its 2012 profits fell by 7% to £879 million.

Morrisons is the fourth biggest supermarket in the UK. It is rolling out new machines to replace manual cash-counting in its back offices and has started a four-week consultation with 689 cash office managers and supervisors across its 490 stores.

The latest job cuts follow its decision to axe 165 roles at its headquarters six months ago by outsourcing financial transaction processing to an Indian firm.

The introduction of new technology is an ongoing programme to ensure that Morrisons continues to improve its competitiveness. The new technology will simplify the operation and mean that cash can be automatically counted."

– Morrisons

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