Your Equal Pay Rights

If you are currently a store worker for Co-Op then you have a claim for equal pay. It is the duty of the company to ensure that workers doing a comparable job with it's organisation are paid at the same rate. ASDA have just lost a long running case in the Supreme Court against their staff in relation to this issue. Thus setting a legal precedent which allows all other supermarket staff to make a claim. 

Your Equal Pay Claim

There are two roles in the Co-Op that have now been ruled to be comparable but are not being paid equally.
  • A distribution centre worker takes goods from shelves places them in boxes, loads the boxes onto a pallet and moves the pallet onto a van.
  • A store worker moves a pallet from a van, unloads boxes from the pallet and takes goods from the boxes and places them on shelves.

As you can see these roles are the same role just in different location. This is just one of a number of scenarios where the two roles are comparable. However the distribution centre worker is paid thousands of pounds more than the store worker. 

What Is Your Claim

As a store worker for the CO-OP you have a comparable role to a warehouse worker and are entitled to the same rate of pay as them. You are entitled claim back the difference in wages between your rate and their rate  The annual wage difference is around £2000 and therefore you are entitled to that amount multiplied by the number of years worked.

How To Make A Claim

If you have not yet make your equal pay claim and wish to do so complete the online claim form below
Start My EQUAL PAY Claim