MORRISONS has approached two more Bradford stores offering staff redundancy.

The supermarket chain confirmed with the Telegraph & Argus yesterday that it had asked hourly-paid staff at its Mayo Avenue location to "register their interest for voluntary redundancy" if they wish to.

A member of the public contacted the Telegraph & Argus and said the same offer had been put to those at the stores in Girlington - known as Morrisons Victoria - and Morley, in Leeds.

A spokesperson for Morrisons confirmed this evening that the firm - which is based in Bradford - had contacted both those stores in relation to its voluntary redundancy programme, as well as a third store in Bradford.

They said: "We have recently approached five stores across the country, three of which happen to be in Bradford".  

The T&A has asked for further clarification as to which the third Bradford store is.

Morrisons runs close to 500 locations across the country but the update means three out of its four supermarkets in Bradford have been approached as part of the redundancy programme.

Mayo Avenue and Girlington have been confirmed so far. The other two stores in Bradford are Five Lane Ends and Thornbury, but it is not clear which of these is affected.

The supermarket chain also has stores slightly further afield, in Keighley, Yeadon, Guiseley and Kirkstall.

Yesterday, a spokesperson for Morrisons cited the reason for inviting people to take redundancy is so there are enough staff "in the right place at the right time".

The full statement said: “We have invited our hourly paid colleagues in our Mayo Avenue store to register their interest for voluntary redundancy.

"We’d like to reiterate this is entirely voluntary and no colleagues are being placed at risk of redundancy.

"As we look to improve the service, we offer our customers it’s important our stores have enough colleagues in the right place at the right time and in an effort to improve this we have opened up this voluntary redundancy programme."