Saturday, 24 November 2012


What a shame that there has been SO MUCH complacency about, and actual support for, the TESCO plan in the Glastonbury area!
EVERYONE who visits this site can help prevent corporate abuse of Glastonbury's magical views and sign this petetion!

Local people should BOYCOTT GLASTONBURY TESCO to protect our local economy, local jobs, local services, local produce, and reduce traffic, AND NOT SUPPORT a company that actively supported the Badger cull and is a known and PROVEN TAX-DODGER!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

TESCO and Workfare

The scandal of TESCO and its involvement with the 'slave labour' scheme 'Workfare', is further revealed here:

TESCO have a history of abuse of workers and their rights. They are refusing to stop being involved in the government's cheap labour scheme and are showing themselves to be the truly rotten employers and corrupt multi-national corporation that they are!

There is nothing sustainable about having TESCO stores in this area. Most of their workers are part-time cheap-labour shelf-stackers with no rights.
Supporting TESCO is akin to being complicit in GRAND THEFT from our local economy!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

TESCO sacks workers

Some people in Glastonbury and Street seem to 'believe' that TESCO will honour promises and care about any local jobs or services! The record shows that TESCO does NOT honour promises and is an abusive and lying multinational corporation that costs local jobs in EVERY community it establishes itself!

Tesco exploits the unemployed on workfare - now Tesco sacks WORKERS.

A PROTEST was staged against plans to slash a large number of jobs currently held by lorry drivers who deliver produce to Tesco stores.

The jobs in jeopardy are with haulage company Eddie Stobart Ltd. and 200 drivers from the Doncaster depot, which serves Tesco stores in Yorkshire, are set to lose out and be replaced by lower-
paid drivers within 90 days.

Tesco transferred their drivers to Eddie Stobart (ESL) in August, resulting in a loss of their pension schemes and other benefits enjoyed whilst employed by Tesco.

One month after the transfer drivers were told Eddie Stobart would terminate their contracts.

Unite the Union regional officer Harriet Eisner said: “The drivers are furious at the way they have been treated by this management which seems hell-bent on throwing them onto the dole queue by Christmas.

“The strike action will severely disrupt supplies to Tesco stores across the region, but Tesco has only itself to blame since it washed its hands of the drivers when it transferred them to Eddie Stobart in August. More strikes are on the cards until this dispute is resolved.”

Tesco drivers took two days of strike action recently - with great support from the Doncaster public - after ESL issued 90-days’ notice of termination of employment.

In August, the transport workforce was transferred from Tesco to ESL and then on 5 September, ESL issued notice of termination of employment, with no promise that the drivers will be re-employed once the 90-days are up.

Unite had campaigned for these jobs to be safeguarded once the TUPE (Transfer of Undertaking [Protection of Employment] arrangements) came into force at the beginning of August.

In 2011 Tesco profited £3.8bn and paid their highest paid director £1.6m.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

HOW CAN ANYONE SUPPORT KNOWN CORPORATE TAX-DODGERS, while our public services are being slashed, billions of pounds are being given to the EU and to illegal wars/invasions, while trillions of pounds are being hoarded in offshore accounts and being proven 'laundered' through banks in the City of London (such as HSBC and RBS), and while the general taxes keep rising, inflation rises regularly, and more and more draconian measures are implemented against the inalienable rights of most people?
Judge: “The public need to be reassured that people who defraud public funds as you have done regularly and over a long period of time will be punished.”

So how does TESCO get away with millions of pounds of criminal tax evasion and not face any criminal charges?
Surely folk who are concerned about the cuts in public services, due to the hoarding of trillions by the banksters and corporations, whilst governments give the same corporations and banks massive subsidies, bailouts and bonuses, will want to show their concern by shopping with local and honest businesses!
Could it be that the culture of corruption, that is so prevalent these days, has meant that the corporations that administer councils, police, courts, government, etc are 'fixing-it' for each other to avoid taxes and become extremely wealthy while the rest of us see our incomes fall and public services disappear? Could bribery and/or extortion be involved?