GMB has said a one-off bonus payment announced for Asda workers today is no substitute for a proper pay rise.
The supermarket has enforced a real terms pay cut on almost 150,000 predominantly women retail workers.
Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said:
“A one-off hand-out is no substitute for a proper pay rise.
“Upping a workers' wages in a genuine pay rise leads to an ongoing improvement in their standard of living and ability to weather the storm as inflation skyrockets.
“Asda must know it’s wrong to force a real terms pay cut on staff during the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades - set to get even worse following event in Ukraine.
"A one-off payment is just that - a one-off - and it's not the answer. Engaging with GMB to negotiate for ASDA retail workers' pay, is.”