Tesco workers in stores facing closure can take little solace or hope from the efforts of their biggest union.
USDAW, which represents retail workers and has a sweetheart deal with the retailer, has said nothing to challenge Tesco's plans to close 43 stores around the UK.
Although in its statements it has promised to keep “job losses to a minimum” and see as many workers as possible redeployed, it has stopped far short of condemning the closures or redundancies.
It is important to remember why Tesco has taken this step.
It is not because it has huge losses mounting up, nor even a one-off big