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Morrisons supermarket axes 3,000 managers in huge shake-up

Morrisons is axing 3,000 management roles as part of a huge restructuring to create more shop floor jobs.
The firm says it is also creating 7,000 new hourly-paid roles at its 500 stores, meaning a net 4,000 new posts.
The new jobs will be in customer-facing roles, such as more butchers, bakers, fishmongers, the supermarket said.
Morrisons said the new roles will be a mixture of part and full time posts, but declined to reveal how the numbers will be split.
Managers will be able to move to the new jobs, with the firm saying there will be roles "for everybody who wants to continue to work at Morrisons".
David Lepley, Morrisons group retail director, said: "Whilst there will be a short period of uncertainty for some managers affected by these proposals we will be supporting them through this process.
"There will also be more roles with greater flexibility that are very attractive to colleagues with families."
The company says those in managerial jobs who want to remain working at Morrisons can stay. However, their new offer will be at the shop floor level. Front-line store staff at Morrisons earn £9 an hour.
News of the restructuring was first reported by Retail Week.
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