Supermarket giant accused of slave labour by not even paying staff the minimum wage.

The jobs are  being advertised on the job centre plus website offering JSA plus expenses.

It comes after the supermarket revealed it’s Price Drop campaign was a flop after many shoppers dubbed it the Big Price Con for it’s misleading promotions and offers that cost more after the supermarket claimed it had discounted products.

In a statement a spokesperson for Tesco said

“We take our responsibility as Britain’s biggest private sector employer seriously. This includes giving young people valuable experience of the workplace, and 300 young people have so far gone on to get permanent employment with us as a result of work experience in recent months, but not as a replacement or substitute for our permanent staff.”

But asked if Tesco had reduced the number of agency staff it uses because of Workfare the spokesperson said ” that may be the case in some stores” but i can’t confirm the number of Workfare clients on a store by store basis.

But that leaves Thousands of people who have been treated like slaves by Tesco and haven’t been offered  paid jobs after completing the mandatory workfare scheme.

But Tesco have benefited from Thousands of free hours of labour.

A Twitter and Facebook campaign calling for a boycott of all Tesco stores has been launched.

Tesco is not the only company accused of using slave labour under the workfare scheme.


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Date posted

09 February 2012

Pension details

No details held


Interviews as part of SBWA, dates and times to be arranged by the store.Contact Amanda Evans at Tesco.

How to apply

For further details about job reference BSD/27442, please telephone Jobseeker Direct on 0845 6060 234. Lines are open 8.00am – 6.00pm weekdays only. All calls are charged at local rate. Call charges may be different if you call from a mobile phone. Alternatively, visit your local Jobcentre Plus Office and use the customer access phones provided to call Jobseeker Direct. The textphone service for deaf and hearing-impaired people is 0845 6055 255.