Morrisons axing 3,000 managers but will create thousands more 'frontline' roles

Morrisons axing 3,000 managers but will create thousands more 'frontline' roles

Managers on Teesside facing uncertain future but chain says there will still be 'jobs available for everybody'

Morrisons is axing 3,000 manager roles across its stores.

The supermarket giant says the restructure will see it create more 'frontline' shop floor jobs- and there will still be "roles available for everybody" who wants to continue working for the chain.

total of 7,000 new hourly-paid roles will be created, increasing overall headcount by 4,000.

Many of the new jobs will be on Morrisons' Market Street counters, where butchers, bakers, fishmongers and other fresh food specialists serve customers.

 
Morrisons has stores across Teesside including Berwick Hills

David Lepley, Morrisons group retail director, said: "This proposal means more frontline colleagues improving product availability and helping customers.

"Whilst there will be a short period of uncertainty for some managers affected by these proposals, we will be supporting them through this process and there are jobs available for everybody who wants to continue to work at Morrisons.

"There will also be more roles with greater flexibility that are very attractive to colleagues with families."

The announcement comes days after rival Sainsbury's announced plans to cut hundreds more managerial jobs, following its takeover of Argos.

Tesco has already cut back significantly on counter roles, with Asda understood to be following suit.

Morrisons, headquartered in Bradford, is the only big four supermarket to have its own production plants feeding the counters, with major fish operations in Grimsby, where the other three all source from third parties.

 

 

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