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"Asda should be ashamed of themselves"

Retail - 02 Nov 2019

Cath Sutton who has worked for Asda for 45 years writes about how Asda's threat of sacking workers is hurting colleagues.

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I’ve given 45 years of my life to Asda.

They were always such a great company to work for, I loved my job and I wore my uniform with pride.

But now that has all changed. Asda should be thoroughly, thoroughly ashamed of themselves for what they’re doing to loyal workers like me and my colleagues.

I walk round the store now and all you see is sadness and stress on peoples faces.

It’s heartbreaking.

Despite everything we’ve done for the company, after all these years, the bosses want more.

They’ve drawn up a contract that rewards us with cuts to our terms and conditions, ends paid breaks and removes the choice over what shifts we work and when.

"Asda should be thoroughly, thoroughly ashamed of themselves for what they’re doing to loyal workers like me and my colleagues."

And if we don’t sign their new contract - they are threatening to sack us.

It’s just not fair.

People are terrified. Terrified of losing their jobs. Terrified to jump one way or the other. We just don’t know what to do.

So many feel so desperate they have had no choice but to sign.

 

I work 12 hours a week, it’s not much, but for me and my husband that gives us that little bit extra we need to pay for our gas and electric. And as he doesn’t work anymore I feel under duress to sign.

It’s diabolical what they’re doing.

Asda, please listen to us.

Withdraw your threat of the sack.

Catherine Sutton
Asda worker

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