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Morrisons axes 3,000 management roles

Supermarket chain Morrisons is axing 3,000 management roles as part of a huge restructuring to create more shop floor jobs.

The company stated it was also creating 7,000 new hourly-paid roles at its 500 stores, meaning a net 4,000 new posts. The new jobs - a mixture of part and full time - will be in customer-facing roles, such as butchers, bakers and fishmongers.

The group said those in managerial jobs who want to remain working at Morrisons can stay, but the new offer will be at the shop floor level.

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.'