Shameful that Asda bosses are threatening hard-working staff with the sack if they don’t agree to a punishing contract.Shoppers will be horrified. It's time for Asda to listen to its workers 👇
Posted by GMB Union on Thursday, August 8, 2019
- Asda are forcing their staff to sign punitive new contracts
- This will see many of them lose their paid breaks, make bank holiday work mandatory, cut their holiday entitlement and abolish night shift pay
- Luke Pollard has written to Asda’s CEO, urging him to reconsider
Asda are forcing their staff to sign new contracts. This will see many of them lose their paid breaks, make bank holiday work mandatory, cut their holiday entitlement and abolish night shift pay. Luke Pollard has written to the Asda Chief Executive, to ask that he urgently reconsiders.
There are concerns that that the changes proposed by Asda will disproportionately impact people with caring responsibilities, who will make it incredibly difficult to factor in childcare, hospital appointments and other numerous caring responsibilities employees may have outside the workplace. Most of these people will be women.
Luke is a proud member of GMB Union, which represents workers at Asda and is leading in the dispute.
Luke Pollard MP said:
“I am grateful to all the Asda workers who live in the patch I represent who have got in touch with me about this issue. It simply is not acceptable for Asda to try and force their employees to sign a contract that will take away so much without giving them anything in return. I said I would stand up to big business when they get things wrong and this new contract will hurt not help Asda workers I represent.
“Asda is supposed to be a responsible employer who values those who work for the company. I do not recognise those admirable principles in the way this new contract is being forced on Asda employees and I have asked that they urgently reconsider their approach before they lose good staff and further tarnish their company’s reputation.
My full solidarity with the GMB Union and everyone who marched against these new contracts in Leeds today.”