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To: DFS CEO Tim Stacey
DFS Big Summer Sale On Workers Pay
The workers at DFS Northern Upholstery have a 40-hour contract, but due to a lack of orders the company are reducing their hours to 32 for the day shift and 30 for the afternoon shift with no advanced warning. The company said people have to put a holiday in, take it unpaid or bank hours (get paid now and work the hours when they need you without pay).
Why is this important?
Many of these workers have given years if not decades of loyalty to the company. By depriving individuals of their full-time hours, DFS is jeopardising their ability to pay their bills and provide for their families.
The cuts only affect factory workers. Office staff and management still have their full-time hours and are not being affected.
By treating workers like this they are forcing hard workers and skilled workers out of the business, thus lowering the standards of production. These cuts are having a negative effect on the mental health of people who are struggling to make ends meet.
We urge CEO Tim Stacey to talk with the workers' union, GMB to pay the workers at least minimum wage for the time they are not being permitted to work.