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Almost 150,000 Asda workers forced to accept below average pay

08 Feb 2022
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GMB, the union for Asda workers, says the supermarket giant is forcing almost 150,000 retail workers to accept pay well below the industry average. 

Asda today imposed a below inflation pay increase of just 3.25 per cent on workers, meaning they will earn just £9:66 per hour from April. 

Most other supermarkets pay more than £10 an hour for retail staff. 

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said: 

“Asda bosses are forcing retail workers to accept pay well below the industry average. 

“Most other supermarkets pay more than £10 an hour - Asda workers are looking at just £9.66 from April. 

"The worst cost of living crisis in decades has seen them forced to use payday lenders and foodbanks while their mental health suffers. 

“Asda bosses should do better by their hardworking staff who kept the country fed throughout the pandemic.  
 

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