Petition to have fewer self-service tills at Tesco reaches 100,000 signatures

Petition to have fewer self-service tills at Tesco reaches 100,000 signatures


A Tesco shopper is demanding the supermarket to have more cashiers at their tills after struggling to use a self-service checkout.

Pat McCarthy, 69, started a petition calling for fewer self-service tills, which has gained over 100,000 thousand signatures so far.

As reported by The Mirror, the volunteer from Brentford in West London launched the campaign after visiting a store where three quarters of the tills were self service.

Speaking on the subject she said: “These new tills are not accessible for people who don’t have credit cards and can only use cash or those with little confidence to use these self-service card only tills, myself included.

Times Series: McCarthy said that people were waiting 30 minutes at times to use the tills due to them being self-service (PA)McCarthy said that people were waiting 30 minutes at times to use the tills due to them being self-service (PA)

“People such as carers, older people, disabled people with mobility problems or lifting problems have to queue waiting for more than 30 minutes.

“You do need some self-service for the people who find them more convenient but just fewer,” she added.

This petition helped the hashtag #BringBackTescoStaff trend on Twitter yesterday (Wednesday, March 18) as people rallied to the cause.

In response to this Tesco told The Mirror that customers have a choice of both types of checkout.

A spokesperson said: “Our colleagues and the friendly service they provide are absolutely vital to our stores and will always be on hand to help our customers, whether they are checking out at one of our colleague-operated or self-service checkouts.

“We first introduced self-service checkouts nearly 20 years ago to give our customers a choice and our stores have both types of checkout.”





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