SUPERMARKET staff in Oxfordshire are set to strike due to a pay dispute.

Tesco employees, including warehouse staff and HGV drivers, based at the supermarket’s depot in Didcot are to strike for an initial 48 hours, beginning at 6am on December 16.

This will be followed by a further five-day stoppage beginning on December 20, for 48 hours from December 30, and for three days beginning on January 5.

There will also be strikes at depots in Doncaster, Belfast and Antrim.

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The strike is a result of Tesco reportedly offering workers a four per cent pay increase, below the current retail price index (RPI) inflation rate of six per cent.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Our members have gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep Tesco’s shelves filled throughout the pandemic.

“At the very least, the UK’s largest and wealthiest retailer should be making our members a decent pay offer.

“Unite always prioritises the jobs, pay and conditions of its members and it will be giving its full and total support to our members at Tesco until this dispute is resolved.”

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