Union bosses are to hold talks with Tesco over fears the supermarket giant is to shed nearly 90 jobs at its Dundee customer contact centre.
Tesco has announced plans to simplify its business which are set to impact on an estimated 9,000 staff nationally.
The store has not broken the figures down regionally but union bosses at Usdaw state that 88 staff in Dundee could be affected.
In response to the restructuring Usdaw officials have held one-to-one meetings with their members employed at the centre in Baird Avenue.
They will hold talks with Tesco bosses on Wednesday and Thursday about the issue.
Jack Faulds, an Usdaw area organiser with responsibility for the call centre, said: “We have four experienced reps working on this issue.
“We have been led to believe that the number of people affected by this is just under 90.
“We have spoken to our members among the staff and we are to hold formal talks with Tesco.”
The changes proposed by Tesco under the restructuring include 90 stores closing their counters with the other 700 having full or flexible counter service.
Changes are to be made to the way stock control takes place to significantly reduce workload and the time needed to complete it.
Tesco claims its staff want to spend more time with the customers rather than moving stock around.
At the same time 200 colleagues at the centre moved from temporary agency contracts to full-time Tesco roles.
The company already employs over 1,300 staff in its stores across Dundee and Tayside.
A statement by Tesco claims that up to half of the 9,000 people affected are expected to be re-employed to other customer-facing roles.
Jason Tarry, Tesco chief executive officer for the UK and Republic of Ireland, said: “The market is challenging and we need to continually adapt to remain competitive and respond to how customers want to shop.
“We’re making changes to our UK stores and head office to simplify what we do and how we do it, so we’re better able to meet the needs of our customers.
“This will impact some of our colleagues and our commitment is to minimise this as much as possible and support our colleagues throughout.”